As the days grow shorter and darkness envelops more of our days, I am learning once again that our resistance to embracing even the most wonderful of opportunities is part of being human. My two sons helped me see my own resistance recently, and I’m on way to the other side of the world!
When pain arises, we can create a different relationship with it to lessen its grip. When we notice with kind attention how sensations change, fluctuate, ebb and flow, it feels as if the pain has less power. Through practicing mindful awareness, we can become skilled at dealing with moment to moment sensations of pain.