Sunday, September 23, 2012

all slightly masochist

"Maybe we like the pain. Maybe we're wired that way. Because without it, I don't know, maybe we just wouldn't feel real. What's that saying? Why do I keep hitting myself with a hammer? Because it feels so good when I stop." ~GA.

"Anyone who practices a sport knows this: if you want to achieve your objectives, you have to be prepared for a daily dose of pain or discomfort. At first it's unpleasant and demotivating, but in time you come to realize that it's part of the process of feeling good, and the moment arrives when, if you don't feel any pain, you have a sense that the exercises aren't having the desired effect." ~ Paulo Coleo

Maybe deep down we are all slightly masochist. Maybe we need some pain in order to feel alive or like we are getting some where or even improving?  That if we suffer enough it will prove something.  Personally, I like the feeling of being sore after a work out- like my body has pushed itself and now I have the pain to prove it.  Ever hear the expression's "no pain no gain" or "it hurts so good"?  Maybe we like the feeling of pain because there is a certain pleasure that is derived from it; that without the pain we don't feel deserving or worthy of our end result.  Maybe pain is so alluring because it actually, as much as we may try to deny it,  makes us good.  

Pain "is  a very powerful drug.It's in our daily lives,in our hidden sufferings,in the sacrifices we make. Pain is frightening when it shows its real face, but it's seductive when it comes disguised as sacrifice or self-denial.Or cowardice.However much we may reject it,we human beings always find a way of being with pain,of flirting with it and making it part of our lives.” ~ Paulo Coleo

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