Physical and emotional pain aren’t really very different after all. It all registers in our sensory receptors, causes an emotional reaction, and leaves us with the choice of what to do with it. Some of us stuff it and seal it off, but it is still there. Sometimes we allow chronic pain to restrict our freedom to be who we are and live according to our identity. We need to be a student of our pain, think rationally, and choose wisely how we should react to it.