Life Story by Daniel | Wednesday, January 02, 2008 | 2 comments »

Did you know that the feeling of pain is a result of what you are focusing on?

Although you have pain because you are hurt, but you feel it because you are focusing on it.

Have you ever been cut and didn’t realize it at first?
But when you did realize it, it started to hurt.
Whereas it hadn’t until you realized you were cut.

Once you realize you’ve been cut, what are you focusing on? The cut, right?

Have you ever watched a child hurt themselves, but when they were in the middle of play they didn’t realize it?
When they were done playing and they came in the house, after noticing that there was a big bruise or maybe some blood, they started hurting.

What does that mean?
It means people often needs a visual set of sub modalities before they can feel that particular pain.
The visual set of sub modalities for this case is the painful area.
They 'saw' it, it represented hurt, so they 'felt' the pain.
It's not that people don’t get hurt, but there are times they don’t know they are hurt.

Sub modalities, or what people often call it as the volume control for emotion.

What about non-physical pain?

When you are with someone who's hurt or heart broken, would you automatically divert their attention to get their mind off the pain?
While the person was totally focused on other things, they more or less, forgot about the pain.

This is because they are having a different set of sub modalities and during that point of time.

If sub modalities is the volume control for emotion, what creates emotion?

2 key factor of emotion is what we experience physically and mentally.

Physically as our sense of hear, feel, smell, see, or taste.
(Sense of feel could be actual touching or how you feel physically)

Mentally as our past experiences or memories, good or bad ones.

Now we know more about sub modalities, what's next?

Understanding all these, it's now time to take control of your sub modalities.

Pain usually don't happen for no reason.
It happen to signal that something is wrong.

There's a cut on your hand, the pain is there to signal that something is wrong.
What would you do?
Stop the bleeding, apply medication or bandage it up.

You are doing something to fix the pain.

Sometimes although you know there's something wrong and you correct it, but you still keep feeling the pain.


The cause of the pain might be what you see than what you feel or know.
In simpler words, something that you see may have much more impact on you than you feel or know.

Recognizing and changing your sub modalities is the main key to control it.

Refuse to feel pain, and change your sub modalities so that you don’t.

If you are in a lot of pain, have someone talk you through it.

If you know someone who suffers and want to work with them on it, lead them to this article.

Pain is a symptom that something is happening within your body.

Recognize the symptom for what it is, do something about it.
Do something about your sub modalities so you don’t have to feel the pain.

Make sure your doctor takes care of your body, while you do everything you can to take care of your pain =)

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  1. Michael // January 18, 2008 at 4:32 PM  

    Pain!! This is something that many great minds have failed to explain. It's really a great job with so thoughtful photography. Keep it up!

    Take care

  2. Nanzy // September 5, 2008 at 10:48 AM  

    ohh it's so really interesting