Pain is not Suffering, Unless

Grass-Roots Spiritual Philosophy 101

A simple seeker is recovering from yet another
fairly minor surgical procedure.

It hurts.

Yes.

Why do you say, “Yes”, as if my pain was
a blessing?

It is.

A blessing?

Yes.

How is that possible?

Are your wounds healing?

They seem to be, this time.

How do you know?

The nerves in the area are active.

Do they indicate healing?

I don’t know.

But, they live?

Yes.

That in itself is a blessing.

Yes, but they hurt.

Are you suffering?

Where are you going with that question?

Where might I be going?

Pain versus suffering?

Yes. We feel pain with physical senses,
while suffering is an emotional response
that can be controlled, if we choose
to control it.

Perhaps my suffering comforts me
in my time of pain.

Is that a healthy situation?

Healthy?

Yes.

In what sense?

Life enhancing.

Surely rejoicing in pain would suggest
an unhealthy mental…

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