Paul Chek: The Benefits of Pain – Humility, Acceptance and Presence
Paul often says the Pain Teacher is the Great Awakener, but how does it really work?
Learn how pain works with your brain and the seven personal, spiritual and professional benefits it provides when we engage with it consciously in part 3 of Paul’s cerebral Living 4D series on the Pain Teacher
Here’s one tip to get you started: The Pain Teacher offers you choices — should you want to accept them — that can help you move forward…
- When pain comes, it brings us into an awareness of what we’ve done or the way we look at things. (3:48)
- Choose to take responsibility for pain or give up. (4:16)
- With pain, only you can decide what or who will inspire or motivate you to take care of yourself. (7:16)
- Self-realization: The process of unwinding pain and disease. (11:56)
- Pain helps you become more authentic and an inspirational leader for yourself and others. (13:30)
- Pain teaches us about love. (15:08)
- The Pain Teacher inspires healing and to enjoy the process of becoming whole. (18:04)
- Duhkha, the Buddhist concept of suffering or pain. (22:21)
- Pain brings us into healing relationships with others. (26:29)
- The reptilian brain and our body’s autonomic systems. (29:04)
- Paul’s ECHO system (energy, chemistry, hydration and organisms/organic foods we need to eat). (38:01)
- The reptilian brain and procreation. (43:54)
- The reptilian brain as the storehouse of negative bias. (46:32)
- The mammalian brain that creates emotions and our desire for connection. (50:53)
- The Pain Teacher can show up to teach us how to communicate more effectively. (59:36)
- The neocortical brain and the perceptions and differentiation of thoughts and emotions. (1:03:57)
- The neocortical brain and our belief in a god, God, and GOD. (1:11:13)
- Pain and problems arise when our lives are populated with outdated myths. (1:18:31)
- Evil = living backward. (1:20:39)
- The Pain Teacher will ground you in the present, forcing you not to get trapped in the past or future. (1:28:51)
RESOURCES & FURTHER READING
- The Spiritual Universe: One Physicist’s Vision of Spirit, Soul, Matter and Self by Fred Alan Wolf
- The triune brain concept developed by neuroscientist Paul MacLeanPaul’s Living 4D conversations with Dr. James Hollis and James Wanless and Sanjay Rawal
- The Great Hack on Netflix
- Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath How to See Yourself as You Really Are by the Dalai Lama and Jeffrey Hopkins
- Randy Veitenheimer on Gaia
- It Didn’t Start With You by Mark Wolynn
- Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg
- Nonviolent Communication: The Basics As I Know and Use Them by Wayland Myers
- Ken Wilbur’s Integral Theory
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