The definitive step of your healing journey is giving back. Your attention is focused away from you and your troubles, and you’ll move a long ways from your pain circuits. The reason that many people dealing with chronic pain seem self-centered and self-serving is that they have been disconnected from themselves by anxiety and anger. It’s impossible to reach out to others if you are just trying to survive emotionally.
In this episode, Dr. David Hanscom explains that healing doesn’t entail “seeking happiness” at every step of the way. Life isn’t that way and challenges will never stop coming at you. The key is connecting to what is, and understanding that some days are much better than others. Overcoming adversity also becomes part of your core. As you learn to “be with your pain," you’ll be able to more easily pass through “The Ring of Fire." For more information, visit: http://www.backincontrol.com/the-4-stages/stage-4-expanding-your-consciousness/give-back