Can we become immune to physical or emotional pain, the pain of losing loved ones, for example?

2 min readAug 31, 2021

The man is chameleon-like, adapts to the conditions around him, one of the best examples is: Masutatsu Oyama — the founder of the Kyokushin Kai fighting style. He left in the mountains at one point with only one martial arts book. For two years he lived in the mountains, in the wild, where he only trained. He trained to break wood, stones, practically strengthened his body. When he came down from the mountains one of the reasons, he became famous was that he fought and killed the bull with his bare hands. He also fought with many masters of different martial arts styles. Not only did his strength change but his whole body changed, his tolerance for physical pain became much greater. What does a simple blow mean to a man who fights the bull with his bare hands?

Like physical pain, tolerance for emotional pain can also be raised, unfortunately the method by which this tolerance is raised is not a pleasant “workout”. Through frequent exposure to emotional pain, you begin to raise your tolerance for pain more and more. With every suffering we experience, we receive a scar on our soul.

Take for example the pain of losing loved ones. If from a series of unpleasant events, you lose more loved ones, you reach a point where you somehow resign yourself, somehow you accept that death is part of the “circle of life”. Thus, if you end up losing someone less dear, it will hurt you, but it will hurt you less, somehow you will get over it much faster. Somehow this type of emotional pain does not disappear, it just turns into sadness, so that sadness will remain as a scar on your soul.

In conclusion, we do not become immune, but we can become more tolerant / resistant to pain.

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