Chronic pain not only hurts us physically, but also mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
It can be a daily challenge just to get out of bed and take care of all of the daily tasks.
Chronic pain sucks the motivation, vibrancy, and strength right out of you.
Before long, you feel like you are just a shell of the dynamic, energetic person you used to be.
However you got here, whether you Google searched "inspirational quotes for chronic pain" or were perusing the blog, chances are you could use a little bit of reassurance and uplifting to keep going.
Here are some inspirational quotes to help you find some hope and strength today.
When you need reassurance that everything is going to be okay.
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"Physical pain however great ends in itself and falls away like dry husks from the mind, whilst moral discords and nervous horrors sear the soul." - Alice James
"Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional."- Buddhist proverb
"To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a way through it." - Michael J. Fox
"If you think you can do it, you can." - John Burroughs
When you want to give up.
"Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory." - George S. Patton
"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." - Joseph Campbell
"People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar." - Thich Nhat Hanh
"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe
"If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill
"You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice." - Bob Marley
"Never, never, never give up." - Winston Churchill
"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." - Harriet Beecher Stowe
"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
When you can't find the strength to get out of bed in the morning.
"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water." - Rabindranath Tagore
"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth." - Bradley Whitford
"You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other and you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. Then you go about the business of living. That's how I've done it. There's no other way." - Elizabeth Taylor
"Either you run the day or the day runs you." - Jim Rohn
"Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it." - Kevyn Aucoin
When negative thoughts take over.
"It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela
"If you fell down yesterday, stand up today." - H.G. Wells
"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me." - Carol Burnett
"To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!" - Charlie Chaplin
"God wants us to know that life is a series of beginnings, not endings. Just as graduations are not terminations, but commencements. Creation is an ongoing process, and when we create a perfect world where love and compassion are shared by all, suffering will cease." - Bernie Siegel
"Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines." - Robert H. Schuller
"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." - Carlos Castaneda
When you need others to understand what you're going through.
"The greatest evil is physical pain." - Saint Augustine
"The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom." Arthur Schopenhauer
"I felt along with her - not the physical pain, of course, but all her mental anguish. You can't be detached. She needed to have someone who understood what was happening in her mind." - Charles Bronson
"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best." - Epictetus
Wishing you peace and comfort today and every day.
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