You can't stop the waves of feeling, of sensation, of thinking. You can't stop what is unpleasant and you can't stop pain in the mind and body. But you can learn to be with, to surf, to ride the waves of what we do not like and what we do not want. We can learn to relate to our pain in a way that doesn't create suffering. There's a difference between pain and suffering. We cannot change pain but we can change how we relate to painful expeso as not to create suffering. We can learn to ride the wave rather than try to stop it or be slammed by it.
Has many contrasting flavours.
Engrossed in, or perplexed by
The differences between them,
The patient forgets to suffer.
- Leonard Cohen , 'book of longing'