Pain distorts your ability to think clearly, and it takes a lot of effort to find ways to detach yourself sufficiently to change your thoughts.
How you think about your pain can affect how long it lasts, as well as its intensity.
I'm in constant pain, along with deep exhaustion, so the simplest task can feel like climbing a mountain. My biggest lesson was overcoming the frustration of remembering how I always used to be active, doing ten things at once.
What I learned was doing ten things at once, and avoiding the emotional stress caused by the early deaths of my parents and my brother, was not a good way to live. Acting strong and pushing on no matter what happened, instead of listening to the first signs of pain, meant my body had to increase the symptoms to make me stop.
I'm now grateful for the pain, because it sent me on a journey to learn how to release stress, and completely change how I think about life. I'm now a happier person, despite the pain, because I've had the time to connect to my inner self which I'd been too busy to even consider before.
Every day my focus is finding ways to distract my mind away from the pain. I recently had a third incident of toothache, which means my pain levels shoot beyond my tolerance, and I cried remembering how I previously woke every two hours to take painkillers for almost a week before the antibiotics worked.
I try to avoid taking drugs as much as possible, because they only harm the body, so I made a decision that I was going to send love to my tooth for two weeks until it could be extracted. I'm extremely relieved to say it's worked! There has been no swelling, where I looked like I was in a marshmallow stuffing contest before, and making myself understood on the phone was almost impossible.
I'm aware of the tender area, but instead of giving in to it - I immediately repeat "I love you" over and over, and then "Thank you" over and over. I then take deep breaths to receive love, and gently release until I can smile and feel completely at peace.
I rarely share that I'm in pain as I focus on making others feel better, and they don't need to be burdened with my issues, and this helps both of us. I mentioned that sending love worked better than complaining about my toothache, and found this article straight afterwards on how complaining has been proved to change the state of the brain, and it can cause severe ill-health.
Steven Parton shares when you're negative, you release the stress hormone cortisol, and elevated levels "interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, increase weight gain, blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease.... The list goes on and on".
Science shows how you rewire your brain for negativity, which explains how Law of Attraction works. The more you focus on the positive, the more your brain operates to only see positive things. Parton recommends that you: "Surround yourself with happy people who rewire your brain towards love."
See - scientists are now agreeing on the power of love!
You can't suppress pain (either physical or emotional), but once you've released it - the important next step is to let it go. By repeating the history of your pain you keep it alive, and you will continue to feel worse. Complaining with your friends is causing more harm than good!
I found that releasing anything that causes stress, and replacing it with love, is the peaceful way to let go, and ZPoint allows you to detach your emotions as you relax deeply.
"Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses." ~ Proverb
"We can choose to complain about the world or not. When we go to the quiet place in our hearts where our Spirit lives and we train ourselves to listen to that Voice, our mistakes and disgruntles become less and less." ~ Jeanne Aisthorpe-Smith