I know that pain is a ritual preceding growth. Pain tells us when to fall silent. Pain is an intangible gesture from the Universe itself. It summons us, uttering a mellifluous mantra, “Relinquish fear and learn with courage.” Pain is a catalyst for progression. Every painful experience grants us a lesson with its own expiration date. When we fail to apply the knowledge we are gifted with, the Universe sends another catalyst. Pain is our invitation to ascension. And serves as our only path to liberated consciousness.