Metta Refuge

Everybody has to deal with pain. It’s one of the biggest problems we face as human beings. If we are dealing with chronic or acute disease, pain can literally fill our world. Over time, chronic pain can feeling like we are being ground down by a mountain. And one of the worst aspects of chronic pain is the feeling helplessness and hopeless it can engender.

Meditation can be a huge help and comfort to one dealing with pain. Even if there seems to be nothing we can do to assuage the physical pain, we can help ourselves with the mental suffering our minds create in relationship to pain. And because of the intimate and total interdependence mind and body have, healing mental pain (suffering) can often have a healing effect on the body, even bringing physical healing and pain relief.

In the article I share below, “An Introduction to Pain,”…

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