Awareness of Pain
Your mind is intimately aware at a very subtle level of both dis-ease and discomfort.
Every brain cell, chemical messenger and electrical impulse is incredibly attentive to this information exchange.
Pain and physical discomfort are signals that your body requires your conscious and undivided attention.
There are three elements to pain: the sensory physical experience, the emotional aspect & the mental responses, all of which are shaped by your knowledge, beliefs, habits and culture.
While management of your individual condition by an appropriate practitioner is fundamental to ensuring correct diagnosis and treatment, your mind is indispensable in determining your outcome.
Mindfulness Based Meditation can change the way you experience pain through relaxation, attention and intention.
Headaches? Tummy Pain? Muscular Discomfort? Aching Joints? Sore Back? Chronic Pain?
How often do you really listen to your body? Has it been talking to you for a while?
Do you ignore small aches and pains?
How frequently do you suppress discomfort with medication?
Have you allowed regular aches and pains to become your new ‘normal’? If so, how is this impacting your life right now?
Pain can be unpleasant, subjective and complex. Hence, the subsequent neural networks you create around this experience can either amplify or ease discomfort. This inevitably places you in a position of power.
” Most illnesses creep in when you are not present in the body. If the master is not present in the house, all kinds of shady characters will take up residence there. When you inhabit your body it will be hard for unwanted guests to enter” Eckhart Tolle