Avoidance: A Pathway to Suffering
Avoiding pain is a natural human inclination. Humans are smart. We are clever. We have learned and refined a myriad of strategies for avoiding pain. Our strategies typically work reasonably well in the short-term. The problem is often the degree of long-term workability (or lack thereof). Follow this link to view a brief, 3-minute video that captures the struggle we all face; that is, the struggle to move from a stance of "experiential avoidance" to one of greater "psychological flexibility."