Listening to pain is one of the most informative things we can do.
We don’t like it, we don’t want it, and yet pain is one of our greatest allies. It lets us know that there is something that needs our attention, and it is time to take of it.
Pain is that big flashing neon billboard that calls us into action to make a change, to practice self-care, to pay attention.
Pain does not come to us merely for pain’s sake. It is here to deliver a message. It grabs our attention and smacks us around a little until we listen to the message. Not listening? Then it’s going to smack us around some more until we do.
The truth is, when pain comes around, it is usually because of something we know we should be taking care of, but aren’t.
Have we been exercising enough? Have we been paying attention to our diet enough? Is our physical/emotional/spiritual health where we want it to be?
The sooner we pay attention and take action, the sooner the pain goes away…