Pain is an inevitable, often horrible sensation that alerting you that something isn’t quite right. Whether you stub your toe or discover a personal betrayal, pain can hit you in the core of your being like nothing else. Read on to discover why pain is a physical and emotional experience. What is pain? The nature of pain is fascinating. If you asked a doctor fifty years ago what they thought it was, they would say it was most likely the result of nervous impulses. For instance, you hit your knee on a table, it then overwhelms the local nerves, sending a flurry of signals to the brain. And once it’s there, the mind itself generates a sensation of pain, and that’s what causes the physical ‘hurt.’ But the above explanation opens up a whole new set of questions. For example: Is pain real? Are painful emotions felt on the same level as physical pain? Can emotions cause pain? It’s all very confusing. Is Pain Real? Well, it depends on what you mean by ‘real.’ Pain is a subjective experience. The only reason we know it exists is because most of us experience it for ourselves. If you were to zoom in… View Post
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