I had a martial arts instructor for many years. I was not a naturally gifted student. I was not a difficult student. But I may have been a bit of a challenge. And I say that with a bit of a grin on my face as I write that. Things did not come easy for me. I am pretty sure it would be fair to say that my instructors rolled their eyes at me more often than I rolled my eyes at them. One day this particular instructor looked at me after I must have hesitated or balked about fighting or getting punched or something along those lines. With a bit of exasperation (my perception) he said “Colleen you’re afraid of pain”.
I don’t remember what I responded then. But I’ve thought about that comment for years.
And I just want to make something very clear.
I’m not afraid of pain.
I am very clear of one thing.
I DO NOT LIKE PAIN.
I do not mind avoiding it at all costs.
And I’m okay with that.