Avoiding pain is natural. The fight or flight nature of all living creatures is woven into the fabric of our ecosystem. We crave escape, we strive for peace. Being able to process pain and understand our feelings is about being more mindful and more aware of ourselves.
Understand that the human psyche is an elastic thing. We are resilient in the face of misfortune and grief. Have the courage to face uncertainty. Take the leap that helps you overcome your fears, because the worst that could happen is failure, and that isn’t so bad.
Embrace the fact that pain will happen, and it is how we deal with it that matters most. Don’t let it define you, don’t run from it. Face the world head on with optimism and love.