I have the cure for chronic pain. This may be difficult for you to believe - mostly because you have hoped before, and your hope has been dashed by returning agony, and you’re wary and weary of trusting again. The pain is a merciless jailor. It has held you back from exploring life, for being present to your friends and family, and you’ve begun to believe you’re sentenced to this misery for the rest of your years. You are so trapped in your symptoms that you can hardly think of anything else. You have surrendered at least a portion of your dreams in exchange for vague comforts, often fleeting. You are frustrated, panicked, depressed, anxious or just plain over dealing with this issue. You have likely tried everything - every remedy, suggestion, pill and therapy. You are tired of being strong, or pretending you’re strong, or being the weak, needy one, or the smiling martyr. You’re at your wit’s end with the constant suffering, and your ability to cope is fading. You are perilously close to being resigned, and that feels like the deepest failure.
I know exactly how you feel. Exactly. I have been you; I have been in my own hellish kind of pain and experienced a similar brand of desperation, and like you, I could barely imagine a life without the constant drone of “How do I get rid of this pain? What if it never stops?” churning through my psyche.
Let me first say how sorry I am that you’re going through this, and validate how very excruciating it has been for you. It’s hard for someone who hasn’t experienced what you have to really get what you’re going through, and I know you may have been feeling very alone lately. Pain can be a lonesome, isolated place. I get it. You’re not alone, though, and I’m going to help you.
Here’s my promise: you no longer need to live in pain. This is not hyperbole. I’m not exaggerating, nor am I going to sell you one single iota of a thing that requires your money. I have nothing to vend, and my hope is that once you do this work, you will no longer need anything from me at all.
Instead, I will tell you this: You have gotten to this exact moment in your life, and endured this intense pain for a great and worthwhile reason. As the brilliant philosopher Joseph Campbell once said: “Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.” You are about to find within you the ability to heal yourself and to improve your life exponentially. You are about to get to the truth – the core of your power and charisma, and this will set you free. Free from your pain, and free to explore the next level of your personal evolution. Your pain has had great purpose, and your struggle has not been wasted. In fact, you’ll come to understand that your pain has actually been a gift you just didn’t know how to unwrap and use.
This is not a Pollyanna way to look at your suffering and change your mind about it. Rather, this is a concrete plan that you can put into action. I’m interested – as I know you are – in making the pain go away. For good.