Pain. It hurts.
It hurts so bad it paralyzes you.
Makes you not wanna go anywhere.
Makes you wanna stay in the same place.
Making an effort just makes it worse.
But you gotta learn to 'just keep swimming'.
This is not an "i-don't-care-i'm-just-gonna-keep-on-swimming" attitude.
This is more like an "i'm-gonna-learn-all-i-can-so-that-i-can-be-a-better-swimmer" attitude.
Sometimes we do need to take a pause.
We need to stop and reflect.
That's hard for me.
When I'm in pain, I just want the pain to leave.
I don't want to learn from my situation.
I just want to not feel anything for a while.
This is a mistake as well.
...you gotta learn to 'just keep swimming'.
Not let pain keep you in the same place for *too* long.
Nor regret. Nor guilt.
Learn from whatever made you stand still.
But after that...
Unshackle yourself from the numbness,
the sadness, the guilty-ness, the anger-ness, the madness.
Breathe out, and
"Just keep swimming".
funny, funky, odd 2-minute drawing of Dori, made while I procrastinate from my studies :)