Pain is a wrong perspective.
When you experience pain, it is proof of self-deception and lies because pain disappears the moment it is seen in the correct perspective.
Pain is the false belief that God is cruel, hates you and sees you as a sinful being that deserves the ultimate revenge, death. Pain is the mistake of believing that you are abandoned by God. Pain is the fear of being alone because God is mad at you and wants to punish you.
If pain is real, then it means there is no God because vengeance, punishment and retaliation are not part of the LOVE that is God.
It is time to stop such insane beliefs.
Only your thoughts about yourself, other people, situations or the world cause you pain. Nothing external can cause you pain, only your interpretation, your way of seeing the external world causes you to suffer.
So it is you that has the power to interpret everything either as pain or joy.
What is joy? Joy is the recognition of this one truth, that everything is innocent love at its core. Everything else that appears to be painful is a false idea you have created in your head. Therefore you have ultimate power to dissolve the idea and once again see the innocent love all around you.
Think about this for a while. The world around you does nothing except represent the thoughts and ideas in your head. How you see the world around you will immediately change as you change your thoughts and choose the joy of God, the innocent love of everyone and everything as what you really want.
Choosing the joy of God means you stop condemning and judging everything including yourself and allow things to be still for a moment with no resistance to the pain that appears to be. Soon everything including yourself will show you its truth, that all is joyful, innocent love.
And you will smile at your silly notions of pain that you believed just moments before.
Lay down your arms and come without defense to God, to the joy that waits for you behind every illusion of pain. This is forgiveness. Forgiving yourself for believing pain was the truth.
Drop all thoughts of danger and fear. Drop all judgment. Drop all blame and attack. Drop all these things that keep you from joy. This is forgiveness. Giving up what is false.
Then you will understand there is no pain and the joy of God will belong to you.
Pain is an illusion. Joy is reality.
Pain is sleeping. Joy is awakening.
Pain is lies. Joy is truth.
There is only one choice we ever have to make in life.
Between illusion or reality, pain or joy, fear or love, peace or conflict, hell or heaven.
You have already chosen one side many times over and what has it offered you?
Why not choose differently today and experience a new way of living?