073: Pain vs. Suffering

Season Two May 17, 2021

Is pain different than suffering?
If so, how?  

I posed this question to a friend.
She sent back these two sketches.

With my (minor) edits 👇



She added:

PAIN:

If you are able to sit with your thoughts and feelings, intense discomfort will usually decrease (or get easier to tolerate). No emotion lasts forever."

SUFFERING:

In a vicious cycle of avoidance, the discomfort gets more intense over time."



I'm reflecting on this idea.


Do you agree? Disagree?
Share your thoughts!


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