Most of us are. In this Yogaglo meditation, David Harshada Wagner discusses the human addiction to pain and habits of suffering. In The Bhagavad Gita, an ancient Indian text, yoga is the severance of union with pain. What’s your relationship to pain?
David asks us difficult questions here. If we’re really honest, we might notice we crave pain. “If something or someone causes you pain, does it get more of your attention? If someone says something negative or insulting to you, it will play over and over within your mind. We are still repeating things that were said to us as little kids on the playground. We are not repeating the fun, happy events. We don’t obsessively repeat nice things. That is the nature of most people’s minds.”
This meditation questions our relationship to pain and asks us to bring joy in instead. Do you nurture your union with pain? It’s very often something we’re unconsciously doing.
You can watch David’s meditation “Living Wisdom: Addicted to Pain” here on Yogaglo.