• Working with Stuff

    Why do we endure pain?

    I am visiting my parents for the holidays… And while I’m here, I am coaching a Very Important Person… My mother. Today’s “Unexpected Lesson” has to do with endurance. Specifically with enduring pain. My Mum was wearing a nice pair of shoes which, after walking a few blocks, began to hurt her feet. Eventually they drew blood on her toe. She’s worn them before; they have hurt her before. So I pointed out the obvious: why was she wearing those shoes again? She has other shoes. And she has money to buy new shoes, should she choose to. But she endures. She endures the suffering. Because that’s what she’s been…