Why do people put up with pain?
- Wellness is a state of no pain
- The goal to wellness is to live a life free of pain
Why do people put up with pain? This means any kind of pain. It could be physical pain, or emotional pain from being in a bad relationship or in the wrong job or people taking advantage of you. It’s time to listen to what your pain is telling you.
Wellness is a state of no pain regardless of the source. If you are treating your pain with medications you are treating the symptoms and not the cause. People mask the symptoms rather than addressing the cause. That’s how people get addicted to painkillers. They temporarily stop the pain to give the person a reprieve for awhile.
The goal to wellness is live a life free of pain and one way you can help yourself is to expect a pain-free life. Tell yourself as often as you need to, you expect to live in a pain-free body, or you expect to live free of emotional pain. Once you start concentrating on this new wellness body or person, you stop focusing on the pain. The symptoms that painkillers mask just keep you living in fear and prevent you from enjoying your journey here.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That most people focus on the wrong things.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because people seem to have a lot of painful things to dwell on in their lives.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: Try this experiment, the next time you scrape or cut your finger while doing something notice that it didn’t hurt until you looked at it and focused on it.
COMMENTARY: Think of pain as an alarm going off. Something has to change in your life. By the time the pain becomes too much, whether it’s emotional which if not addressed eventually becomes physical, all you can think about is stopping it. Stopping it begins with taking the focus off of it, which is the first step in turning it around. However, if you take the painkillers to mask the pain and not address the cause of the pain you are missing the point…again. This will not lead to wellness. Try taking one painkiller to break the cycle of pain so you can focus on assessing the causes and deal with them one by one. Pick the easiest one first. Before you know it the cause of your pain will be gone and so will the pain.