49 Quotes About Overcoming Physical Pain

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Suffering from physical pain can be unbearable. Whether you have a chronic condition or short term illness, these quotes about overcoming physical pain will bring you the encouragement you need to overcome these challenges and seek pain management.

“Avoiding our pain is needlessly exhausting. Pain can not be killed. When we attempt to bury our pain, it rises up from the grave of our emotions, haunting us, until we acknowledge its presence. We can heal our pain when we allow it to move through us.”

“Be comforted with this divine thought that your spiritual and physical pains are the test of the Divine Will.”

“Becoming less focused on the past and future and not resisting the moment is how to overcome fear, physical pain, and all suffering.”

“Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.”

“Chronic pain can be very lonely. It can have a shame-based quality.”

“Chronic pain or other challenges are invitations; gifts that challenge us to learn how to manage the mind.”

“Chronic pain shatters productive lives. Chronic pain almost always is accompanied by depression, anxiety, frustration, fatigue, isolation, and lowered self-esteem.”

“Compared to dancing, films seemed to me to be the work of lay bums. There was no physical pain; it was enough to say and imagine what was in the script. It was very easy for me.”

“Congress’s definition of torture in those laws – the infliction of severe mental or physical pain – leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation.”

“Consciousness is the chronic pain of life, and all higher organisms suffer it every waking moment.”

“Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.”

“Every step forward is made at the cost of mental and physical pain to someone.”

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and that will burn out the pain.”

“He was a different Edward than the one I had known. And I felt all the more besotted by him. It would cause me physical pain to be separated from him now.”

“I didn’t get her cutting at all. She’d done it sporadically, ever since the accident and it scared me each time. She’d try to explain it to me, how she didn’t want to die—she just needed to get it out somehow. ”

“If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain and respect your pain, in time you will move through your pain.”

“In most cases learning something essential in life requires physical pain.”

“It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.”

“It’s a complete physical, mental and emotional assault on your body.”

“Living in the past is like choosing to cling to a chronic illness.”

“Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. what you have not done is feel all you are beyond the pain.”

“Marathons are hard because of the physical pain, the pounding on the muscles, joints, tendons.”

“My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.”

“Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain.”

“No, I had never intentionally caused anyone physical pain, but I had hurt Ian deeply enough just by hurting myself. Human lives were so impossibly tangled. What a mess.”

“Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.”

“One whose spirit and mental strength have been strengthened by sparring with a never-say-die attitude should find no challenge too great to handle. ”

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

“Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting.”

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”

“Pain is when you’re slowly dying on the inside and you’re way too weak to speak about it so you keep silent and suffer alone.”

“Pain may create misery, pain may give you sorrow. It may trouble you today, but will be gone tomorrow.”

“Pain will come with time, but time will heal the pain.”

“Physical pain however great ends in itself and falls away like dry husks from the mind, whilst moral discords and nervous horrors sear the soul.”

“Physical pain is easily forgotten, but a moral chagrin lasts indefinitely.”

“That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt.”

“The body cannot take chronic terror; it must defend itself by refusing to harbor the spirit that wants to soar through it and experience life to the fullest.”

“The demon that you can swallow gives you it’s power, and the greater life’s pain, the greater life’s reply.”

“The greatest evil is physical pain.”

“The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.”

“There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.”

“There’s nothing like a little physical pain to keep your mind off your emotional problems.”

“Those who become mentally ill often have a history of chronic pain.”

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”

“What a person did when they were in pain said a lot about them.”

“When I lose direction, it becomes very hard to write. I actually get a physical pain, as if my subconscious knows better. That may sound mystical and pretentious, but it’s true.”

“When you are enlightened, your physical body will still feel pain if you get hurt, but you will not be overwhelmed even by extreme physical pain, because your mind is filled with light, love and understanding.”

“You don’t know pain until you’re staring at yourself in the mirror with tears streaming down your face and you’re begging yourself to just hold on and be strong.”

“You feel your strength in the experience of pain.”

There are many mysteries to our health. For some that suffer from chronic pain, they just can not find a moment of relief. Finding a way to get help will bring you the hope for eventual peace.