Hidden in every experience is wisdom. A loving God could never allow his children to hurt in vain. No action, word or experience is ever wasted. Everything in my life is there for a reason and behind that reason is love. Unfortunately, the hidden pearl cannot be found until the shell is cracked. We must live through the pain in order to glean the wisdom. We cannot ignore it, we must walk through it, and that hurts. We must try to keep a perspective, keeping one eye on the questions, “What does this tell me about me? How can I grow from this?” There is much wisdom hidden in the pain if we move the ego aside and concentrate on the pearl.