dealing with unexplained chronic pain

dealing with unexplained chronic pain

Are you going through some unexplained chronic pain? Maybe you went to the doctor and took some prescription drugs, yet the pain didn’t fade away entirely and emerged back soon.

While persistent pain is usually an indicator that something isn’t right in our bodies, in many cases it can also be a sign that something isn’t right in our lives. 

I watched the documentary Heal not too long ago, and one key thing I learned from it was that mental health and physical health are not two different entities. What influences our mind impacts our body as well, and vice versa. Whenever our mental health is threatened, whenever we experience any continual tension, stress, anxiety, fear and negativity in our mind, sooner or later, these toxic mental states manifest themselves in the form of physical disorders as well. 

There’s a good chance that your body might be telling you that you’re not on the right path. We all have a unique purpose — a sacred mission — in our lives and following that purpose is key if we want to create a happy, healthy and abundant life for ourselves. Sometimes, due to circumstances, social or family pressures, poor choices or any other substantial reason, we get lost and drift away from living and working in accordance with our divine purpose. We might unconsciously go in the wrong direction thinking all the time that we’re on the right path. 

We work hard and do all in our will to become successful and perform better, yet we always experience an unexplainable void within us all the time — an invisible force that stops us from advancing forward in our personal and professional lives. Does that sound familiar?

If you’re experiencing some chronic pain in your life right now that you and your physician are clueless about, the main contributor to that pain might be the fact that you’re not living your personal legend. That you’re not fulfilling your destiny and walking on the right path. 

Along with listening to your body, you must listen to the Universe as well. Sometimes, when you know at your core — on a subconscious level or in your heart of hearts — that you are not living a life that is in alignment with what matters to you the most, a strong reminder of this truth will reveal itself to you again and again in the form of physical discomfort and pain. 

I’ve read and heard stories of many bankers, lawyers and other professionals who were miserable in their respective careers. They all had unexplained chronic pains such as constant backaches and migraine headaches. However, once they changed their directions and began living in alignment with their true purpose, these pains lessened or dissolved into thin air. 

If you’re miserable in your current vocation and if you find yourself having recurrent physical pains, then I urge you to not take this lightly. Take some time out and figure out the real source of what’s bothering you. Ask yourself if you’re living a life of your own dreams, or a life that other people want you to live. Maybe it’s time you start prioritizing your happiness over others’. 

Let’s keep these words of Marcus Aurelius always at the back of our heads as we navigate our personal and professional lives: “Yes, keep on degrading yourself, soul. But soon your chance at dignity will be gone. Everyone gets one life. Yours is almost used up, and instead of treating yourself with respect, you have entrusted your own happiness to the souls of others.”