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The psychology of pain and what it teaches us.

How to overcome the ‘suffering self’

Photo: Robert Lukeman on Unsplash

The human body is very fragile. For instance, the body cannot survive the extremes of high and low pressure, just a few hundred feet underwater or several thousand feet above sea level, respectively. Through the body, we experience both pain and pleasure. Physical pain and discomfort reflect the fragility of the body. In…

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