Sitting and being with pain

The weather here has been damp. And my pain that shoots through my right side of my body reminds me of my arthritis and nerve problems.
on thursday at work i felt the pain, discomfort.
I reminded my self of a zen proverb on sitting (zazen). it roughly goes: A novice at zazen said to his zenmaster i have been sitting so long i have pain in my back.the zenmaster said, “so be with your pain.”
So at lunch at work, i meditated…

an abbreviated zazen I sat and “i was”. I sat with my pain. Simple being and being with my physical pain.The mind is an odd thing. when i think of the sensations that my arthritis bringing process it. create psychic feelings. I feel resentment towards my pain, then resentment towards myself.
In simple:  A novice at zazen said to his zenmaster i have been sitting so long i have pain in my back.the zenmaster said, “so be with your pain.”….
makes them more tolerable and less distancing.whether i can fully accept my discomfort when it comes, well maybe someday.

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I write because I'm not good at it. I share because, writing without sharing seems empty. Thus, I write and share what I think is meaningful.

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