If you suffer pain, notice the way you think about it.
Next time you get a pain in your body try something different. Instead of noticing a pain and attaching a story to it inside your head (such as):
Oh no, my back hurts, here we go again, why is it always aching, every day, this is never going to go away!
This time when the pain comes, don’t even label it as ‘pain’. Tune into the sensation, be aware of the words you use to describe it, and feel what it is, without judgement. Where is it? Is it a needling sensation, is it an ache, does it stop and start? If you can*, just sit with it a moment and really describe it without adding judgemental words.
Don’t add to your suffering by labelling the sensations you are having in a negative way. Just give it a try.
*not intended for emergency situations
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