For people suffering from chronic pain meditation is a good thing to get into. I read about some who have surgery without anaesthetic using this technique. Is the mind really that powerful?
Moonwolf is right. The mind is powerful enough to block surgical pain, to a point. Once that knife hits the skin, I would venture to say 99.99 % of all people attempting it would say, "You know what? I want to be put out... NOW".
It takes a long time to discipline the mind enough to handle chronic pain, months to years. Meditation is more like a way of life. Meditating with a goal in mind is bound to be a great disappointment because no thing happens. I'm not trying to be cryptic here. Just saying that meditation can result in relaxation, lead to a reduction in pain levels, and even produce a kind of blissful euphoria, but none of these are to be chased after.
Like grasping a fistful of sand trying to hang on to to most amount and watching most of it slip right through your fingers, meditation with a set goal other than counting your breath can simply be frustrating. If you expect no thing, you may be pleasantly surprised.
i just had a blue box of some kind pop up in the window when i was writing and i do not know what it was, even and then it disappeared, so whatever it was it was aol it said so in the corner, but the rest of it i wasn't able to read becuase it was on the screen and then gone so fast that i didn't know it disappeared, so do you know what it was? it popped up over the comment section?
i hate being in pain it isolates you..........i hate it.