Pain is one of the universal facts of our existence. We’ve all experienced it. And pain is not just physical; it includes psychological and emotional pain as well. Reflect for a moment on your most painful experiences. Vivid scenes often come to mind, as do the sights and sounds in great detail (thankfully, our recollection of the actual pain is greatly diminished over time). Is it any wonder that we go to such great lengths to avoid it or to get relief from it?