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May 7, 2010
You know it's true. The more we try to push down discomfort, the bigger the cause of it grows. Yet our survival instinct is so strong, our animal brains take the first protective action it can think of when discomfort appears: numbing the pain.

It takes considerable awareness and courage to notice that self-protecting action and stop it so you may deal with the cause. It might be hard work, and of course it takes more energy than simply numbing the pain with food, drink, drugs, activity or whatever. But the results always bring one closer to the light.