The First Truth is... discomfort, pain and distress are lies, illusions. And that's true whether we are talking about physical pain or emotional pain. They are in essence identical and equal and... equally unreal. Because look deeper than the surface where there are some superficial differences, physical and emotional pain feel the same. Indeed, there's no doubt emotional pain can cause us to feel physical pain, and vice versa. What's more, if we could somehow step into another person's body and feel what they feel, both physically and emotionally, there would be very little real difference in what we each experience. Yes, there would be some superficial differences, but fundamentally they would be the same at their core. In other words... discomfort is discomfort is discomfort. But the Real Truth is who you really are cannot experience discomfort... So when you appear to feel these things, it's actually a lie, a magnificent illusion. And the more intense it is... the bigger the lie, the more magnificent the illusion with many complex layers necessary to make it appear real. The Second Truth is we tend to make assumptions about these illusory pains and discomforts. Again, it makes little difference whether they're physical or emotional - because in each case we create, attach and assign labels to them, calling them things like "anger", "frustration", "jealousy" and "hate." And we don't want to feel them - instead we want to feel happiness, inner peace, serenity, joy, unconditional love, and all the emotions and feelings we perceive as being "good." So, fundamentally we take these experiences, break them into pieces and attach labels. And, understandably, we judge the bad feelings, we want them to go away, and we want to have more of the good ones. Therein lies the flaw in traditional thinking. We assume that when we grow spiritually, the "bad" feelings all go away, we only feel the good ones, and they feel even better. And that isn't what happens! What really happens is the illusion of the pieces, the labels, the "feels good" and "feels bad" judgements dissolve and we discover our True Selves and what I call our True Joy. What we're left with is just one feeling, but rather than being empty, colorless, bland, or a "flat line" experience, it's a Truly Joyous And Peaceful feeling that has variance and texture. It's one feeling that has variety, one state of Consciousness, which can ebb and flow... but all the ebbs and flows are welcome and experienced as "pleasurable." This is True Joy, True Inner Peace, and it's an extraordinary place to be. No labels, no judgement, no feeling. Everything you always wanted to feel ... and more. And as you expand into more and more direct experience of The Truth you give yourself those sorts answers and insights in very profound and direct ways.