I know there is a part in you that wants to be seen and recognized. There is a part of you that craves making a significant difference in the world. What dreams do you have that you keep bottled up? What is your pain telling you as you are keeping all of these dreams bottled up inside of you? It likely is fear that keeps the lid on the jar… Fear of what others will think, how they will react, fear of how that dream could possibly fit into your life.
The problem ends up being as you keep all of those dreams bottled tightly inside, you are turning away from a part of yourself. Is your pain and your body possibly reminding you (and not in such a pleasant manner I might add) that you need to recognize a part of yourself?
Is it time to express yourself and your dreams. Is it time to get past the pain and let yourself free? There may never really be an ideal time, and the longer your wait the more painful it gets, so no point in waiting. Take the lid off, and share your dreams with the world, or at least with those who you love.