Sunday, September 15, 2013

Celebrating President's Day with Pain!

Celebrating President's Day is fun...but is pain fun? I recently had a in-clinic medical procedure done that was extremely painful. Given a topical anesthetic but still very painful. What if there was no pain? Could we survive? The short answer is no. Pain is a messenger that something is wrong. Pain lets us know when there is no pain. Without pain we would not be human. Animals feel pain, but I often wonder if plants do. Are plants screaming in pain when we pick them? I don't think so but some people think so. We do what we can when we need to. Pain is a great motivator, and that's what I'm alluding to here. Without pain, we probably would never get on a great eating plan to lose weight. It's that pain we feel when we try on clothes that used to fit but don't anymore. That's painful. We then are motivated to really do something about it. Going through the painful-ness of a situation is perseverance. And perseverance produces results. Results make us happy and we travel to the planet of NO PAIN and that's where we want to be.

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