Battling Injury: Using Pain for Personal Growth and Development
by Sarah Loogman
“Pain is the great teacher of mankind. Beneath its breath souls develop.” – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Pain sucks. Injuries suck. If we let it, physical suffering can rob us of our own humanity – our identity in who we are. This is especially true of athletes but the scope of this concept extends far beyond just physical performance. Who we are and what we believe about ourselves is intricately connected to our physical being, regardless of the type of pain that we perceive.