Pick anyone at random and ask them how they feel. Chances are, they will immediately report a pain. Did you know that pain has no positive existence?
Pain, like darkness, has only negative existence. If we shine light into darkness, it has to disappear. In the same way, pain is caused by low energy, low attention to a body part or anything for that matter. When we bring our attention to the area, we are in effect bringing our energy to it. We will then see that the pain simply disappears.
If we live outside of our body for a long time, the gap becomes too large and the pain will increase proportionately. If the gap is small, we feel the strength of the pain body also diminish. When I say ‘outside the body’, I mean not living completely in the present with the mind.
Reducing pain is simply a matter of reducing this gap. How to reduce this gap?
There is only one way, live in the now, the present moment, and accept whatever that moment brings to us without resistance. We need to live with awareness throughout the day, ’24-7-365’ as we say.
If we live in the present, we will see two miracles happening to us.
First, we will be free of pain and second, we will continuously experience bliss inside our being.
Be very clear: when the gap between the pain body and the pleasure is reduced, we feel pleasure.
There is a beautiful Zen saying, ‘Bring your awareness to your body and to your pain and you will see that pain disappears. Any pain, be it physical or emotional, will disappear.
Any pain we experience is the result of unawareness.
Next time you feel pain, focus on the pain, instead of diverting your attention. Go into the pain without feeling any suffering and without thinking about the pain. Just watch the pain and you will find that it disappears.