"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding."
~ Khalil Gibran ~
Pain is distracting and debilitating. It interferes with pleasure, function, and ease. And I think that the more we resist it, the sharper and more unbearable it becomes. If we can welcome it somehow instead, and ask what it has to teach us, then perhaps that might soften it and sweeten it and allow it to slowly dissolve.
I stop fighting my pain and let it teach me instead.