Sandor Clegane, aka the Hound in Game of Thrones, was terrified of fire. His face was forever marked by the burns. It was the result of a childhood experience with his brother.
Pain is an effective teacher.
Someone used their hand to stir thought and emotions at a party…
They placed their right hand over the flame of a well lit candle.
And kept it there. Straight-faced.
They held it over the flame while their flesh appeared to burn.
It was mesmerizing.
Someone broke the silence, “What’s the trick?”
“The trick is not minding,” they answered.
Some people turned away.
Others took it seriously.
Plenty were confused.
Pain is personal.
We fear what we know not.
We can feel differently about the same thing.
You don’t forget your burdens; you won’t forget your burns. Live your life from lessons learned.
So I ask myself, “Self, is there a moral here? What’s your inner fire?”
It has to do with the National Football League.
What’s your inner fire?