8 Mar 2012

Accepting Pain

The normal reaction to bodily pain (like headache or back pain) is to tense up. You want the pain to leave.  So the aching part gets all stiff and it actually hurts even more.
Try instead to feel the pain, to breathe into it. Try to let it take its place, and perhaps even expand. Don't push it away.
The pain has come to tell you something, and if you relax and listen, you might even understand what that is. And if not, you will notice that it gets less strong if you allow it to be. You have recognized the pain, and it an stop shouting to get your attention...

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