When painful sensations arise and we can simply meet them with clarity and presence, we can see that pain is just pain. We can listen to pain's message and respond appropriately -- taking good care.
Has anyone lived a life through without some measure of loss, grief, pain or hardship? Suffering is a normal part of being human.
One of the quickest ways to improve the quality of your mental and emotional experience is to learn how to effectively handle pain and suffering.
Long ago I learned that not all doctors are healers. But this man was a destroyer. I do not remember leaving his office, or walking over a mile home in the bitter cold. I do remember vomiting at a street curb.