Pain will be always there for you. If you call pain, it will come. But sometimes it just doesn’t want to get away. Just get over it. accept it. fighting against only backfires you even more.
But it hurts, I know. What I also know is that when you accept it, it becomes lighter. Pain learns, pain heals, pain develops. Those things that hurt us are there for a reason. It doesn’t matter if it is emotional, physical or mental pain. It is simply a challenge which we need to pass in order to climb to the next level.
- Being a wrestler or fighter means that you know what pain means. Competing in these disciplines shows that you accept pain. Winning happens when you overcome that pain.
I have experienced some of those moments. And it wasn’t enough. “The more voluntary pain we choose to suffer, the less involuntary pain we will encounter”
- There are two types of pain. Physical and emotional
Getting through physical pain is relatively easier than overcoming emotional. It is harder, because emotions bothers us. We usually don’t wanna do things when we are tired or annoyed. But feelings and emotions aren’t help us to accomplish our goals. Sone people call it discipline, but for me it is simple overcoming that resistance that is pulling you back. Emotional pain also last longer, which makes it more rewarding. It is usually the case that we escape pain from the wrong places. We want to feel comfortable.
Take a look on the other side
What is the alternative if we befriend pain? What if we engage with it every day? It will ultimately liberate us. Sounds crazy, perhaps for the moment is crazy right. But this is what is possible.
It will lose its power over you. Yes its going to hurt, maybe even more, but you are going to be prepared for that. I am really fascinated about stoicism mindset and philosophy. Which begins with Marcus Aurelius. And it is not a secret that a lot of succesful people nowadays are into it aswell. A couple of names that might ring a bell are Conor McGregor and Tim Ferris. And of course there are a lot more people known and unknown who involve themselves in stoicism.
Basic concept is that you are always prepared for the pain you suffer, no matter what
It is a long-term practice leading to freedom, because the pain of doing it will be always less than the pain of resistance. Just committing to something and doing it in spite of the circumstances is liberating. Your thoughts and actions get aligned, which makes you more focused, grounded and productive.
Finally I want to give you a one last reminder, that it is important to keep in mind, in case you want to go hard on pain. Pain can be both devastating and healthy pain. I am only writing about the benefits of healthy pain. With that being said, please double-check and consult yourself with somebody who has an experience on whatever you might want to, if it is too grandiose and risky.