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Description: An iceberg. The 10% above water is “the suffering you see”. The 90% below water is, “the suffering that’s never talked about”.
Why Do You Hide Your Pain?
Everybody hurts. At some time. But everybody does hurt.
Maybe you are hurting right now.
You are in pain.
And nobody knows but you.
I’ve often asked myself why we hide our pain. Being a pastor for so many years exposed me to a lot of people who were in a lot of pain. But they were experts at keeping it secret.
As a result, they bore their pain alone. No support. No empathy. No care.
Why do you hide your pain? Here’s a list of possibilities. Maybe one of them is why you hide yours. Maybe all ten.
Tell me why you hide your pain in the comments. At the end I’ll tell you the main reason I hide my pain.
Okay. I’ll go first. The main reason I hide my pain is #1. I don’t like looking weak.