Aches and Pains

I used to wonder why old people complained so much about aches and pains. Now that I have arrived at the Third Age, it’s pretty simple to understand. Now I’m complaining about my aches and pains. I try not to say much, because I know how boring it is to younger people. I mostly complain to my husband, and he to me.

My topic today is a little broader than physical pain. I’m going to talk about attitude, because here’s what I’ve discovered: when my attitude is cheerful and grateful, I don’t notice those aches and pains nearly as much. In fact, they all but disappear.

I have been in situations where I am completely unaware of any bodily hurts at all. This is not self-hypnosis, but it’s akin to hypnosis. If my attention is totally on another person or event, I don’t feel sensations in my own body. There’s a word for this phenomenon. I think it’s called Akashic time.

Try this. Go find someone or something that can totally absorb your interest like a grandchild or fascinating book and concentrate on that person or thing. Do that for at least 15 – 20 minutes. I mean get immersed. Really enjoy this.

After this time, notice how your body feels. Did the aches and pains get better, worse, or stay the same? I’m waiting to hear your answer.


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