Pain is your friend
Pain is a very important part of being alive. It guides you. It’s designed to trigger consciousness and awareness. Its function is to alert you that something is actually or potentially threatening you, causing distress, bringing you away from homeostasis, harming you, etc.
The whole point of pain is to guide you towards becoming aware of WHAT is causing the pain to occur. It is about listening to the pain and becoming conscious of the signals it is sending you and why they are there. This is so that you can identify the CAUSE of the pain, and therefore address the root of the problem or reason why the pain is there in the first place.
Awareness is key when it comes to pain. The worst thing you can do is ignore, block, or cover up the pain. This is pushing it further into the unconscious… The exact opposite of what pain is there for! Listen to the pain to know how you need to CHANGE and address the root cause of the pain.
Pain of any kind (physical, mental, emotional) is there for a reason… It isn’t just some random nuisance that we need to kill (painkillers, drugs, addictions can all fall into this category of ignoring some form of pain and covering it up to prevent having to deal with it). Be conscious and work towards figuring your pain out and taking the necessary steps to address it. Your well-being depends on it.
Start the conversation with the pain you’re feeling and it will become your friend!