Pain is Energy

“When you feel pain, simply view it as energy. Just start seeing these inner experiences as energy passing through your heart and before the eye of your consciousness. Then relax. Do the opposite of contracting and closing. Relax and release. Relax your heart until you are actually face-to-face with the exact place where it hurts. Stay open and receptive so you can be present right where the tension is. You must be willing to be present right at the place of the tightness and pain, and then relax and go even deeper. This is very deep growth and transformation. But you will not want to do this. You will feel tremendous resistance to doing this, and that’s what makes it so powerful. As you relax and feel the resistance, the heart will want to pull away, to close, to protect, and to defend itself. Keep relaxing. Relax your shoulders and relax your heart. Let go and give room for the pain to pass through you. It’s just energy. Just see it as energy and let it go.”
― Michael A. Singer

From the Untethered Soul

3 Comments leave a comment below

  1. This is the best post I’ve read on your blog since I follow you. Lovely!

  2. I use the meditation app Headspace. It has a pack that meditates on chronic pain, and this is exactly what Andy Puddicombe does in the meditation. You must go deep into the your pain and relax into it. It is very helpful!

  3. I bought the book when I saw that you posted about it and I love it. Thank you!