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Pain, a curse or gift?

If you look at pain in general with us humans, you’ll notice that there is more to the story beyond the unpleasantness on the surface. I find it difficult to give an example of a pain we can experience that doesn’t communicate something to us or to someone else. That communication is actually a blessing in disguise. Of course there are certain situations where that wouldn’t be the case. But I can give a few examples.

When we have a headache, it tells us something is wrong. So what do we do? we take a headache tablet or something. If you’re in an uncomfortable position on the couch, you move. If you are financially anxious you are driven to search for a solution.

These examples all demonstrate a positive reality to pain. If you look beyond that there is mercy and love. We didn’t give that mercy and love to ourselves.