A wonderful article about PAIN and metaphor by David Butler. Oh, the pain. We all have it. We have all felt it. And most of us spend a lot of time trying to avoid, alleviate and fight it, but is we take the time to re-conceptualise pain then perhaps our experience of it and our actions towards it will change and it will be less ‘painful’ to bare.
“PAIN IS ENEMY is ever so wrong!
Homo Sapiens got this one wrong. Pain is not enemy; pain protects us. It’s part of what makes us who we are, and tragically we may die an early death if we can’t experience pain. A little bit of pain can even be nice – think of the gratifying ache after a day spent undertaking enjoyable and productive physical activity.”
Full article is here
David Butler has also written a great book called Explain Pain does this in a brilliant way which is in my house and has helped. The article below is a