Pain A Feared Apprehension
Have the courage to live. Anyone can die (Robert Cody)
Pain is an unpleasant and an unwanted sensation, but it is very realistic problem and inevitable part of life. People can wear pain on the outside like a mask,hiding it from the world.But it hides deep within them waiting to be freed by some emotional circumstance. Oddly enough,pain is one of the most feared apprehensions in the minds of humans.
Just the name itself is enough to drive people away.That is why instead of being an essential part of life everybody tries to avoid it,whether it is physical or mental.It seems the fear of pain is bigger than the experience of pain. Actually it is the fear that exaggerates the feelings of pain and make it unbearable.
Types Of Pain:
There is much pain that is quite noiseless; and that makes human agonies mere whisper in the hurrying existence.We all know that pain is a very intensive feeling,because everybody has experienced it at one time in his life.There are two types of pain; the physical or the emotional pain. Physical pain is the sensation of pure discomfort that we feel physically. Emotional pain is very horrid type of pain, it feels as our insides are being wrenched out. When people are suffering emotional pain that take very serious steps,such as taking their own lives.
Benefits Of Pain:
Being a crucial part of life pain does two things:it teaches us and tells us that we are alive. When it passes away leaves us changed. Sometimes it makes us wiser and stronger. Either way pain leaves its mark and everything is important that happens in our life. There are less painful experiences that only hurt when they occur. For example the pain we get during play games. At the time it hurt something awful, but by the next day it is practically forgotten. It is forgotten so quickly, because it is the part of our daily life’s routines.
Positive And Negative Effects Of Pain:
Pain has many positive and negative effects…Sometimes we think we have gone off the deep end, but pain can be very beneficial. It can hurt at the time, but in the long run we will be thankful that we have had it done. The example of childbirth will be more right in this context. At the time of real birth it is very painful.But when our child come into this world we forget everything. We see,without the pain ,our child would not have been born into this beautiful world. But when we take pain needlessly it imparts negative effects.
Every Pain Is Bearable:
But we have noticed an interesting fact that there is no unbearable pain. If it were really unbearable we would not survive. We would be dead now. Although pain is a very difficult feeling to deal with yet to prevent it we will have to counter it boldly. We will have to accept it as a part of life. Pain is simple a painful fact. Pain is a signal of physical discomfort that is given by the nerve to the brain. And we suffer when we refuse it and expect that our life should not be painful. And this refusal is quite natural because it is always human nature, not to acknowledge the unwanted things. Suffering come from our wish that the pain should not be there because we feel there is something wrong in pain. We can lead a happy life only when we admit pain as a part of life and separate the fat from our expectations. For instance, when we have a headache: pain is there but suffering is not there because suffering is a secondary phenomenon while pain is primary. When we have a headache than pain is simply a fact. We can not pass any judgement about it. We do not call it good or bad and we do not give it any value because it is just a fact. Rose is a fact, so is the thorn. If we have a day then coming of night is a fact. Similarly head is a fact, so is the headache.
Art Of Releasing Pain:
If we want to release our pain,we must know the art of looking at it;very soon the pain will turn into happiness and we will have found a key to our basic problems of life. When we feel that a pain is long lasted and focusing our mental capabilities in the form of headache or vice versa. We must listen to it and intensify it. We should make it more and more tense. The more we concentrate, the more it will go on shrinking and finally fade away.
I would like to conclude my whole discussion by saying that pain is mere a feared apprehension and nothing more. There is no escaping pain. Pain is one of the realities of life, whether it be physical or emotional. And everybody has to experience it in his life. There is no hiding from it because it always follow us. For example death captures us where ever we go. Life without pain would be like a man without a woman. But there is only thing that can save us and help us in getting grapple with this apprehension and that is our will power. We will have to make us strong and admit the reality of pain in life. This art will lead us to happy and prosperous life. And we will be able to lead a healthy life in which happiness and sorrows go side by side.
Havelock Ellis has said:
Pain and death are parts of life, To reject them is to reject life itself.