Have you ever seen a child take comfort in their “stuffy” (a favored stuffed animal that brings untold ease, calm and joy)?
Certainly we all need and look for reassurance and comfort. But what is it to take comfort, to be comforted? Comfort affords us the vital sense of being secure and at ease, filled with well-being, contentment, relief and reassurance. These are essential to our flourishing as human beings.
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One doesn’t know,
till one is a bit at odds with the world,
how much one’s friends who believe in one
mean to one.
Going from Patient to Person: How I Live Fully With Pain
“When you live with chronic pain, it can consume your life, making it seem like your whole existence is defined by your pain. On top of that, much of what you hear about chronic pain in the news is overwhelmingly negative, with stories about pain being associated with opioid abuse and addiction.
But there’s an untold story out there that is painfully familiar to the nearly 100 million people living with pain…
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