Pain is a relentless attention seeker.
Whatever the relentless seeks, it finds.
To manage pain, feed it with what it seeks. Pay attention to what it is pointing you to.
Paying attention does not necessarily imply basking in pain. It means observing the situation you are in, and looking for cues to the problem triggering pain. When you identify the problem, a sister emotion will help you act on it.
Pain only let’s go when we start acting on the problem. Action is proof of attention.
Ignoring pain only makes it mad and then things escalate. We do not want that.
Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to pain what is pain’s. Pay attention.
– Osasu Oviawe