Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration
The focus for today is: I seek ways to learn from my pain.
I'd like to share something written by Dana Ullman, in his book: The Steps to Healing
Loving one's pain is certainly easier to say than do. It seems a lot simpler to feel irritated and angry about the pain, depressed and despairing about how horrible it is, and fearful and anxious about how long it will persist.
But just as easily as a person in pain can assume that life is a series of problems, this person can also be intrigued by the challenge of life as a series of adventures. Instead of fretting about the pain, the person can be curiously seeking out ways to deal with it.
Whatever the source or meaning of pain, it represents a certain wisdom of the body and mind to defend itself and to adapt to stress or infection. Whatever the nature of the pain, it is decidedly more effective to appreciate it rather than resist it. Resistance creates additional tension and usually additional pain. Loving attention, on the other hand, can have a noticeably soothing and healing effect.
Today's Focus was inspired by the InnerSelf.com article:
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Befriending Your Pain and Discovering What It Is Saying
Written by Dana Ullman, MPH
This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf, wishing you a day of hearing what your pain is trying to tell you (today and every day)
Join me again tomorrow for the Daily Inspiration and focus of the day.
Today, we seek ways to learn from our pain.