The Secret In Pain

by Peter Conlin

**wise words from Lawrence of Arabia.

William Potter has attempted to extinguish a match between is thumb and his forefinger, like Lawrence has just done.Potter quickly comments on the pain. Lawrence replies, “Certainly it hurts.” The officer asks, “What’s the trick then?”

“The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.”

What are you focused on? What are you paying attention to? What is it that you mind. The pain is worthwhile, when the desired result is accomplished. Otherwise, it’s harder to swallow… but not impossible.