Pain – What We All Fear Most
Updated: Mar 22, 2022
I can thankfully count the number of migraines I've had on one hand. I hope it stays that way. But last weekend I had a pounding headache. I just wanted to stay warm and close my eyes, and that's all I could do for a day.
I don't think anyone likes any kind of real pain. Almost everything we do is designed to avoid it.
I don't know what caused my headache, but a long drive in the low sun flashing between the trees seem to exasperate it. Can we prevent pain though? is it entirely in the mind? It doesn’t exist in the world as an object in its own right. It’s a self-created experience.
In many physical situations, pain is something that is external, however, people can be in pain because of what’s going on in their own minds. This is a different kind of pain that can be treated with herbal remedies like Kratom (capsules are an excellent choice) rather than regular pain killers. The external world isn’t actually hurting them in any way at all but rather the pain is being brought on by stress, anxiety, or depression. Some of the most popular strains of kratom are calming and help to lower your stress and anxiety levels, promoting balance and clarity.
What’s more, even when you are in pain because of a illness or an accident, how you interpret those sensations often influences how you feel. The power of the mind is incredible.
For example, consider the 'pain' of going without food. Let’s say, for instance, that you’re fasting for health reasons and you’ve gone three days without eating. That’s a long time to go without any calories, but because it is a voluntary action, it doesn’t feel so bad.
Now imagine the same situation where economic or social circumstances mean that you can’t eat, even if you want to. In that scenario, you’re much more likely to feel worse, even if you’ve been without food for the same length of time.
Why We Fear Pain
Fundamentally, we fear pain because we don’t believe we have any control over it. We also believe that it’s an overwhelmingly negative experience. However, neither of these beliefs are true.
Take the chronic pain community, for instance. These people live with pain their entire lives. However, they’ve found that by using certain herbal remedies, they have more control over their conditions than they imagined.
This realisation is leading to an explosion of interest in ICE Cannabis Seeds. People are looking to grow their own plants and derive the benefits for themselves.
There are other remedies that people are trying too. For instance, adaptogens, such as astragalus and ashwagandha, appear to be able to return the body to balance. These are just regular roots, ground up, and then taken as pills or in water. People report feeling clear-headed and lighter on their feet after taking them.
Then there are the many internal ways that we can deal with pain. You’ve probably seen TV shows about people who go through operations without the need for an anesthetic. These individuals are able to change the way that they interpret pain so that it no longer hurts them. It is a remarkable skill, but simply requires a retraining of the mind.
Ultimately, perhaps we don’t actually need to fear pain. In fact, it can be something that helps us with personal growth. Many people do incredible things in their lives because they learn to accept the pain that comes their way.
Suffering only usually occurs when we cling onto the pain. If we let it wash over us, then it is a more empowering experience. Letting go of your fear of pain opens up a host of new life opportunities.