Attention is Reality: The Odd Thing About Pleasure and Pain

You know the old question, “if a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around to hear it, did it make a sound?”

What if we asked a similar question about pain, suffering, anxiety or any other “experience or emotion” that exists only in the space between our ears?

What if many of the things we experienced throughout the day, whether good or bad, were less about what was happening to us, and more about where we focused our minds “while” it was happening to us?

What if our reality was not just about circumstance or “thoughts,” as is popular to offer in the world of personal development (“with our thoughts, we make our world”)?

What if reality was really about attention?

In today’s short and sweet GLP Riff, I make this very concrete, applying the idea to one of the most common pains out there, headaches. We talk about how shifting attention can profoundly change the way you experience pain, and potentially even eliminate it for a window of time.

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