There is authority, authenticity, a certain ‘power’ that comes from personal insights. I’m privileged to receive such insights, frequently.
My correspondent below speaks from personal experience in response to a message where I describe the difficulties I’ve been having with my arm/shoulder.
I hope the following inspires you, helps you as it has me as I journey on.
Yes, it is good to avoid resisting the pain if, at all possible, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do things to take your mind off the pain. Activities, meds, anything that can help take your mind off the pain, even momentarily, should not be seen as a distraction, it is a way to expand awareness, which I believe it is an integral part of dealing with physical pain and helping the body heal as much as possible. This is because the bodily sensation of pain is occurring within us, it is only through the narrowing of awareness that it appears we are within the pain. Expanding awareness establishes the fact that we are much bigger than the pain. Of course, this doesn’t make the pain go away, but it does make it less sizable relative to our being.
A huge thankyou to all those who have sat beside me during this yes, rather difficult time, and for the help and informed advice too. All appropriate, all helpful. And my own insight?
If one keeps on doing
the same thing,
the same result!
From the subtle
to the gross
mental, emotional or physical
We are looking at habit here. Obviously.