Unconscious Suffering

I was attending a Myofascial Release seminar last year when a physician in the audience stated, “Some patients want to keep the pain. It is part of their identity, and in some ways it is holding them up.” I felt indignation when several people around me nodded in agreement. Then the course instructor, John Barnes, clarified it perfectly, “No one consciously chooses to be in pain, but they can have subconscious patterns that are keeping them there.”