Pain is an antecedent and a consequence of tight muscles, weak muscles, sick muscles, and stress.
Guarding against the pain leads to tight muscles, due to tension, like the ones in my neck. All day long I try to remember to drop my shoulders to stretch the muscles that have shortened over time. Tight.
I hurt and do not move, I become weak and it is harder to move, to be motivated. My muscles become weak and fragile. I become weak. I decondition. I obsess on the pain or ignore it and become disconnected from my body—more prone to injure or overdo.
Sick muscles, due to lack of Stage 4 sleep, hurt, they contain toxins, metabolic waste. They leech material into the bloodstream. There is inflammation and poor circulation.
Stress makes it all worse. Tight muscles, weak muscles, sick muscles, and stress.
May you be safe.
May you be peaceful.
May you be healthy.
May you live with ease.