Originally Posted by MidasGirl
Tolle explains how to do this very well actually. Pain, all pain, localizes somewhere in the body. So when you are feeling sad, or worried, or whatever form of psychological pain, just observe how your body feels. He calls it observing your "pain body". When you are fully observing pain, fully aware of it, fully feeling it, you are in a non-resistance mode. Meditation is one way to do it.
I know. Sounds pretty esoteric to those of us who've been taught to pop pills at the first sign of pain.
Excellent example! Now I recall a couple sources of that very idea. However these ideas seem like how to process pain, rather than how to be in acceptance.
In rebirthing the technique is to "breath" into a pain spot in your body. This is usually done with a practitioner doing some guiding or just listening, encouraging. I guess to breath into a pain is to imagine the inhale to fill that area and then the exhale to deflate it(?) Frequently Asked Questions | Rebirthing-Breathwork with Leonard Orr: Official Website
Another one I can't source. But the technique was to qualify the pain spot. Like if your lower back hurt, you'd first answer "how big is it?" with specifics of dimension. Then "where is it?" with specific location. "What color is it?" "How hot or cold is it?" I wish I could remember where I heard this one. I think then you'd start at "how big is it" and run through the questions a total of 3 times.