Pain, sometimes referred to as affliction, can take on many meanings.

In boxing, fighters will often mention they feel know pain or anything during a fight due to adrenaline in the heat of the action. Not until the next day at least.

Pain then, is a matter of perception, be it mental, physical, spiritual, emotional or otherwise construed in human understanding, but if you didn’t know pain, how would you know joy.

What goes up must come down.

If there was no hell how would there be heaven after this life.

If there was no sacrifice or hard work how would one know what success is, whatever it means to them, in their journey of life.

There’s a balance to everything ultimately.

Life can certainly be very good but to live is to suffer where ultimately there is a balance at the end of everything, be it life, this planet, all creations, and all things as we understand them, in the will of God, a spiritual being, who ultimately, loves everyone. More than they might know. If they only knew.

Everything then in perfect, perpetual light, flawless harmony, not a shred of a millisecond out of sync, cutting between soul and spirit. Between joint and marrow. Sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword. That’s how powerful and alive the word of God actually is.

Two God-fearing boxers, born-again Christian Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence of Texas collide next month in a throwback fight in the welterweight division.

Manny Pacquiao has gone back to a painful old training method he used before. One more so of developing mental focus and strength in preparations for his upcoming bout: