The Perception of Pain
– Usman Shah
We tend to think and believe we’re in pain – but what is pain? Pain is having to do something forcefully that we do not want to do. Pain is in your thinking. Psychologically exhausted and emotionally fragile people feel most of the pain. But it’s just a setting of our own brain – change the setting and the pain is gone. Expecting good, in terms of social structure and social norms, not able to have it, makes us believe we’re in pain. Where as if we just mute our brain for a second and take a look around, we are exactly where we’re suppose to be, doing exactly what we should be doing.
Circumstances are in no ones control – but you can be a winner or a loser. You can have it all (again in social structural default settings) or have nothing. You can be religious or you can be a devil. You can be a saint or a sinner, at the end of the day, it is not in your control. All you can control however is how you react afterwards. If after a sin (per say) or after a loss or a disaster, or a violent act from your side; you repent, regret and try and redeem yourself, you’re far better than that pious saint who has never faced such situations.
What is good? What is bad? What is a sin? Who is a saint? What is might and what is small? All subjective, psychological signals which we have because of our social default settings. Change it and get into the world of peace. Learn to love despite of knowing you’ll get hurt. Be with people you love despite of knowing they’ll leave you. And at the end, do everything but do not fall down to despair as no matter how seriously dark everything seems – light is just around the corner.