Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Pain's in your mind...

Where else ? Science, helps in proving this maxim. Skin was being taken off my body and I didn't even grimace , but after I saw it , it started paining. Till the time I hadn't seen it , I couldn't even relate to it , while right after I saw it , mind came into action.

Now if "pain" is in mind only, doesn't that offer a unique opportunity to forgo all pain. It surely does. So next time you feel pained, just believe that its not, by believing that there is no pain mind wouldn't act to the "pain" stimuli and thus there will be no pain.

Imagine the potency of this weapon, no "heart-aches", "hunger-pains" ,"failure-pains". Its awesome. Without any spending on the "pain-alleviation" programs , all the pain would be gone. The only glitch that appears over here is that of the "simplicity" of the scheme marring its significance. I even have the proofs from the real world. Our celebrities, the ever happy people, how do they keep that attitude? MJ took pain killer, Heath Ledger took pain killer, most of the Celebrities take pain killer , and you see the effect , there is no pain. Either they die or they live pain free.

JAM, what did I just say? "either they die". Oh yeah! I guess that there has to be an added caveat, "blowing away all your pain could kill you". This looks to me an indicative of something , I guess of life itself. Pain , acts as your alarm , indicating something is not right. And then we react to that, attempting to ameliorate the pain. When we do that , we actually serve to expurgate the insidious root of pain and thereby reclaiming normalcy. Makes sense, for if you were not to feel pain while someone is trying to take your head off, you would be off to the "last ride" without any knowledge of it. Pain affirms life, of its vagaries and uncertainties and motivates our attempt towards betterment.

All right then, Pain's in mind, but we need it , most of all , for life itself.

2 comments:

vidya said...

On reading the first paragraph , it seemed that what you have written is ... purely contextual. ... .and we believe the other way .. if there is life , there is pain , and what is written is the other way round ... "if there is pain , there is life .... " .... but you made this synonymous ...

But then ,the last few sentences exactly reveal what you are trying to bring out ...

I was just thinking how would that be if we had never felt any pain ...... would be be striving for "more " joy , but then if you are striving for joy , there is still a "pain" that that you have not yet achieved it :) ... how about that ? Affirms life ? Have I got it right ? :)

Siddharth said...

Yeah. right.