Pain and pleasure are two sides of the same coin

Why pain and pleasure are two sides of the same coin

Have you ever heard the expression “pain and pleasure are two sides of the same coin?” Why do they say that pain and pleasure are two sides of the same coin, when pain and pleasure clearly oppose each other?

The answer is found in the principle of Yin and Yang. According to the principle of Yin and Yang, Yin and Yang not only oppose each other, but also follow and support each other. If pain is Yin, pleasure is Yang. Therefore,  pain and pleasure not only oppose, but also follow and support each other. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that pain and pleasure are two sides of the same coin.

Pain and pleasure are two sides of the same coin

Follow the wisdom of Yin and Yang

In this world of Yin and Yang, where pleasure itself is intrinsically intertwined with pain, we are bound to experience both pain and pleasure in life. In short, nobody’s life can be always sunny. There are cloudy, rainy and stormy days in everyone’s life.

Therefore, it is very important to learn to embrace both Yin and Yang in life. It is very important to learn to embrace both pain and pleasure in life. We can welcome pain as much as we would welcome pleasure. It is important to overcome our natural aversion to unpleasant and painful experiences and look beyond the veil of illusion. Given that pain and pleasure support and follow each other, we can easily turn pain into pleasure, if we understand the principle of Yin and Yang. We can find pleasure in pain. We can rejoice in our misfortune.

Turn pain into pleasure

No matter what is happening, we can make peace with it. We wholeheartedly embrace even what we consider to be painful experiences, for they may very well constitute an integral part of the soul lessons we need to learn in this lifetime.

When we wholeheartedly accept our pain and embrace and welcome it, the pain does not remain painful. Instead, it turns into something deeply pleasurable. It turns into spiritual pleasure. When there is pain, know that if you just flip it, you can find happiness and pleasure even in the midst of a painful experience. That is the wisdom of Yin and Yang.

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