Who am I without my pain?

“Healing is accomplished the instant the sufferer no longer sees any value in pain.”
~ A Course in Miracles, M-5.I.1:1

Yes, this quote is relevant to most of us and definitely to those who seek healing from pain.
You see, you become attached to the stories that you tell people about yourself.
Your subconscious thoughts serve your conscious thoughts and words.
What words are you saying in your head? Are they empowering words? Are they words of a victim?
What part of you
are you serving the most?

The healthy, happy “you” or the sick, discouraged “you”?

In the past, maybe in your childhood, you may have gotten extra attention
for being sick or tired.
Maybe a certain illness, injury or ailment created a “habit” of focusing on the problem.
Whatever the cause, you start to carry this story with you into the next day, and the next, and the next.
I challenge you to stop talking to yourself and others about your pain or suffering.
See who you are when you do this simple step.
Breathe into that space that just opened up.
Be conscious of this opportunity for healing your thoughts, and then, your body.
What will you do with the space that you create when your focus is not on your pain?

I am not suggesting you ignore your pain. You need to acknowledge it and treat it
as needed.

Then leave it alone. For as long as you can.
When it comes back, acknowledge it and treat it again.
Then leave it alone.
It is amazing.
The amount of energy and time that we spend thinking about our discomfort, our exhaustion, our insomnia.
It leads us to the VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION: Who Am I Without My Pain?
I would love for you to find out who you truly are.

2 thoughts on “Who am I without my pain?

  1. I am a person in pain. It has no value. Only guilt for not doing what I should be able to do. My mind argues with me all the time because I can’t do what I use to do. I used to be able to do everything.

  2. This article was written as food for thought. I don’t even pretend to understand the pain that many people live with. It is not a choice to live with pain. It is how we “entrench” it into our lives that I am getting at. At times, suffering is exacerbated by our repetitive, often negative, thoughts about our bodies and our “dis”eases.

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