Disentangling Pain & Suffering
Oftentimes, what makes physical pain—your body’s useful
warning system—seem unbearable is not the pain itself,
but rather your emotional reactions to it.
Feelings of anger, fear or sadness
and all the stories your mind creates about the pain
are like pouring salt into the wound.
Noticing this difference between painful sensations
and unnecessary psychological suffering
can be really useful!