A few words about emotional pain …
“Physical pain is easily seen as beneficial, even though it can be very uncomfortable. It is an obvious symptom that something is wrong with your body. A pain in your right side might save your life by signaling an appendicitis attack. If you don’t pay attention to it, you could die.
Mental pain is just as much a ‘blessing,’ because it is telling you that something is wrong with the way your life is going. It is a sign that something needs correction — whether it is the way you think about the world or what you are doing in the world — or both. The pain is simply saying, ‘Hey, that’s not it!'”
— Susan Jeffers, Ph.D
“Feel the Fear … And Do It Anyway”