Are You Suffering?

Did you know that there’s a difference between pain and suffering?

Pain is a physical or emotional sensation that arises from an adverse circumstance or stimulus. It is an essential biological signal to protect our bodies from harm and alert us to potential dangers.

Physical pain can be acute or chronic, resulting from injuries, illnesses, or medical conditions. Emotional pain, on the other hand, is a response to various psychological factors, such as loss, rejection, or trauma.

Suffering, on the other hand, is how you feel about your pain. It encompasses the mental and emotional distress that accompanies pain but often extends beyond the initial cause.

Suffering arises from the way we interpret, internalize, and respond to pain.

Unlike pain, a natural and involuntary response, suffering can become a perpetual state driven by our thoughts, beliefs, and emotional reactions.

Pain is an inevitable part of the human experience. It is a universal aspect of life, and no individual is immune to it. Whether it’s physical or emotional, pain serves a purpose – it helps us identify threats, learn from mistakes, and grow stronger. Physical pain, for instance, can teach us to avoid dangerous situations, while emotional pain can foster empathy and compassion for others facing similar challenges.

Suffering, on the other hand, is not an inherent or inevitable aspect of pain. It emerges when we resist pain or become entangled in a web of negative thoughts and emotions related to our experiences. Suffering often involves dwelling on past pain or worrying about future possibilities, leading to a continuous cycle of distress.

What’s the solution to suffering?

Acceptance of what is. It’s not the pain or the illness that is causing your suffering, it’s the fact that you don’t want to accept that you are ill.

Our next complimentary workshop is on Tuesday, September 19 at 1 pm EST and it’s a MYSTERY WORKSHOP.

In this workshop, I only ask you to show up. Why am I not telling you the name? Because often in life, we’re asked to take a leap of faith. When we say yes and jump, we are rewarded. You go first, and the universe follows. See you there:

Published by Dr. Amanda Chan

Dr. Amanda Chan is a non-traditional chiropractor located in Ottawa, ON. She focuses on Neuro-Optimization which looks at the physical, emotional and thought patterns affecting your body and your life. Her mission is to give you specific tools and strategies to guide you on your healing journey.

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