When we escape from pain, the tension only builds and gets stronger. Our pain act like our messengers telling us ‘Look here, look this way!”. It needs our compassionate attention.
Escaping from the pain doesn’t make the pain go away. It’s still there. It will always be until you offer it your undivided attention. It needs to be seen, named, held space for, understood and accepted. Without this, it will inflate, scream harder, cry harder and hurt harder.
Give your pain your kind attention. It is there guiding you which way you need to look.