There will be times in your life when you will feel wronged, slighted, or hurt by others.
Sometimes this will be for good reason.
Some things are meant to hurt.
But if being hurt is as far as you go, if you cling to the injury or insult as if it is the defining feature of your relationships, you will miss so much of what these experiences have to offer.
When you are hurt, be hurt, but do not stop there.
Use the pain you experience to better understand yourself and others.
Treat pain as a teacher of empathy and compassion, asking it what lesson it is here to offer about creating healthier relationships with yourself and those around you.
Used in this way, pain is not something done to you, but a gift given to you as the foundation of your growth.