Sometimes it’s difficult to differentiate between pain and suffering. But I like to think of pain as the physical pain our body feels and suffering as the story behind the pain. Or in other words, suffering as being the meaning that we give to physical pain.
In fact, the cause of my pain is rarely the source of my pain.
Regardless of its origin, it is very unlikely that infertility will cause any physical pain. However, most of you facing infertility might tell me that you have been in pain for years, longer than you can remember.
I would like to let you know that the pain you are feeling is in fact suffering. Suffering that comes from loss, less and never. Loss of the child you never had; less options than you thought you had; and never being able to be/have/do what you had planned. This story behind your pain, the meaning that you are giving to your infertility consist of suffering that increases any physical pain you might actually be feeling.
The good news is that we can actually change this meaning and live a happy, fulfilling life! Check out future blog posts!
In the meantime, tell me what meaning are you giving to your infertility? What’s your story behind your pain? What have you lost? Leave your comments below.