When we are suffering from pain, what we really want is to just make it stop and go away. Constant, chronic pain can be a drain that hijacks our focus, saps our energy and stops us from being productive.
Mindfulness Meditation can decrease the impact pain has on our life by helping us relate differently to it, which helps us see the situation more clearly without judgment. This can then free us to focus on more productive things than just the pain itself.
The following article examines the effects of mindfulness has on pain management and how it can have the same pain-killing effects as that of analgestics.
Pain is subjective. It is a sensory and emotional experience that can be influenced by countless factors, ranging from expectations to mood or even faith. Chronic pain can be highly despairing and significantly affect one’s quality of life and emotional state.