Pain-body is a negative or painful emotion, it is an accumulation of difficult life experiences that were not fully faced and accepted at the time of arousal. It leaves behind a kind of energy form of emotional pain, and then after some years, you have a “pain-body”, an energy entity consisting of old strong emotions.
It lives in human beings, occupies your body, and it is the emotional aspect of egoic consciousness. When the ego is amplified by the emotion of the pain-body, you need to first recognize it when it shifts from dormant to active, then to be present for it, to observe and acknowledge it and let it fade away from your conscious mind.
Mindfulness Meditation techniques give the practitioner the opportunity to first understand its own Pain-body and become aware of it, unconsciously identify it, then learn how to manage it properly through the guidance of a spiritual teacher. You can bring these emotions to the present moment by observing your thoughts, emotions, and feelings while practicing mindfulness, acknowledging them, and letting them go at the time of arising.
Also once we understand that we have a pain body and need to be aware of it, we will realize that other people around us, each of them also have a pain body of their own. Therefore we become more compassionate towards them when we notice their pain bodies have gone up!
During your regular meditation practice, you may recall one piece of the memory of an incident from the past that it may happen to you years ago. You then look at it with your present eyes and acknowledge it and let it come into your awareness, then consciously allow it to pass from your conditioned mind. What just happened here is that the intensity of the pain-body that just has been acknowledged, will be reduced from your mind and you feel lighter and calmer. It is like a heavy load of a negative energy field off your shoulders!
“The beginning of freedom from the pain-body lies first of all in the realization that you have a pain-body. Then, more important, in your ability to stay present enough alert enough, to notice the pain-body in yourself as a heavy influx of negative emotion when it becomes active. When it is recognized, it can no longer pretend to be you and live and renew itself through you.” Eckhart Tolle
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