Can you notice how pain is in the moment? It’s not forever even though the mind would lead you to believe it is.
– Byron Katie
It’s very easy for the mind to project the pain that’s here now into the future, and make it seem very real. And very hopeless.
When I notice that’s happening, I sometimes ask myself:
Is it true it’s too much? It is true I can’t take it? Is it true it’s overwhelming?
Is it true it will always be this way? Is it true it will never go away?
Is it true it has to go away? Is it true it would be better if it goes away?