The observable examined

Pain is inevitable, suffering is an option

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In an earlier post, I had discussed an essay titled It’s a Beautiful Life. The author’s main point serves as the title of this blog. In some sense, she was pointing out that you do have control over the “experience of pain”. Today, I read an article entitled “Rewiring the Brain to Ease pain” . It opens with “how you think about pain can have a major impact on how it feels”. Much of this is borne out by a bunch of recent neuroscientific studies as well as “mind-body” therapies. Other techniques include meditation and distraction.

Behold the power of the “mind”.


Written by asterix98

November 16, 2011 at 6:54 am

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  1. […] Pain is inevitable, suffering is an option (asterix98.wordpress.com) […]

  2. i like what u r doing here. connecting us w these other voices. keep on.

    Sana Johnson-Quijada MD

    December 15, 2011 at 4:48 am

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