Thoughts about physical and emotional pain:
It’s separate. It’s an enemy. It’s a problem. Pain is bad.
It’s better if it’s not here. Another experience is better.
There shouldn’t be pain in the world.
I need it to change. I am a victim of the pain.
It will get worse. It will continue.
It’s overwhelming. It’s too much.
I can get rid of it. I need to get rid of it.
It’s pain. It’s uncomfortable.
What I hope to get out of seeing it as separate is….
Distance. Separation. Control. Able to manage it, get rid of it.
If it’s separate, I can get rid of it. ***
Something is wrong.
Life is unkind. Life is an enemy. I can’t trust life. Life is out to get me.
I am doing something wrong. I am being punished.
It will impact my life. I won’t be able to function.