It is important to think of pain very broadly here, but this video also speaks to those with very clear pain and trauma.
Pain is about trying to interact with our illusions instead of reality. That causes suffering.
People become some enmeshed in their pain that it is who they are. That’s why we have a society fixated on medicating symptoms. People are afraid of what would happen if they lost their pain. So they try to manage it better.
Who would you be without your pain and the way it has created your ego identity?
You can watch this video for some more thoughts, and please share the link with others. Thanks!