obyvatel said:You may find this short (7 minute) video interesting. It is titled "pain is not suffering". It goes on to very briefly discuss some neuro-imaging study observations related to the topic of pain, physical and emotional.
Thanks for the video, obyvatel. Very interesting.
Joe said:So the message from the vid is "pay attention to the pain and you can diminish/avoid the suffering"?
Maybe the message is that experienced meditators learned how to deal with unpleasant experiences without trying to shut them out? The lector said that they they had their "conduit/channel" open, but still experienced diminished suffering, while the newbies were able to achieve same results by shutting out or ignoring. So perhaps the difference is learning how to "interpret" and deal with the same information or event? Like Neo from Matrix, who at the beginning dodged bullets, but later didn't even have to!