First off, you want to become aware of what is actually physical pain as opposed to what is mental pain.
Physical pain is something that hurts on your body and is associated with damage to tissues of your body.
Mental pain is all that affects your:
Ego – The need to control people, places and things in order to meet your expectations/what you think life needs to look like. The realization of the lack of control you really have of the external world.
Pride – The constant obsession to be better than others and a deep pleasure of your own achievements.
Self esteem – Self confidence and respect
All these mental pains are derived from your thoughts and may eventually lead to actual physical symptoms of pain over time.
Working through these thoughts and gaining understanding around the root causes that give them rise to begin with, can reduce the impact they have on your overall health.
Once sorting through the root causes and going through the following phases of understanding, acceptance, letting go and moving forward, you will come to a level of a mental stability. Here you will be able to achieve well being, efficiency in thought processes, being present in the moment and to be able to actually feel what your current physical state is and not of what your mind tells you. For example, feeling hurt do to physical injury as opposed to ones actions or words.
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