"What hurts?" and "What does it mean?"
We all want to escape pain. Some of us make that our only goal while others have goals that are past the pain. Life is a few short years and a veil of tears. You can take the pain. Do you want to know if you can take the suffering? Joy can be predicted.
Training makes lithe muscled bodies that can endure under stress.
Training gratitude makes lithe supple minds that can thrive even with lifelong pain.
Rhonda's "nude gratitude" prepared her to get the most out of the spinal cord stimulator.
You can uncover the power too. Are you training?
Slender and tragic as Shahrazad, she was a 30 year old heart break waiting to happen. Back pain was not the main problem. She didn't know that.
The idea of pain can hurt. Can the idea of joy bring relief?
Denial can cost you more than your sex life. When does she need to tell him? How much denial do we protect in a friend? How do we reveal it to ourselves? Denial can save us in extreme injury and can kill us with routine. Oh, the power of balance.
We are more than amazing bodies. We are the expression of all our experiences. Chronic suffering can atrophy both the body and the mind. Modern imaging techniques can show the brain atrophy that may correlate to life atrophy. Have you thought about daily Hypocampus Hygeine?
What do we all want? Is it escape from pain? Or the usual suspects like sex, money, status? There is something underneath that drives us harder than pain or pleasure. It's never easy to get but it's oh so much better.
In some ways modern medical treatments have made it harder to be a career martyr. Pain is still a basic part of it but suffering is the key. Nobody can take away your suffering if you don’t want to let it go. Don't you want to let it go?
Stories that explore the meaning of relief from pain and suffering. With over 75,000 consultations in pain meddicine I've learned there are trends in pain vs. suffering that can lead to recovery. Names and details are changed to protect privacy.