Pain and suffering

You change your relationship to the pain by opening up to it and paying attention to it. You ‘put out the welcome mat.’ Not because you’re masochistic, but because the pain is there. So you need to understand the nature of the experience and the possibilities for, as the doctors might put it, ‘learning to live with it,’ or, as the Buddhists might put it, ‘liberation from the suffering.’ If you distinguish between pain and suffering, change is possible. – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Read the Full Article: At Home In Our Bodies

Click here for a list of posts featuring Jon Kabat-Zinn’s work on Beyond Meds…he’s got great stuff!.

Here are some books of his that are popular. You really can’t go wrong:

●  Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment–and Your Life

●  Wherever You Go, There You Are

●  Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

●  Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness

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