More on pain
To review what Nishijima Roshi said:
"The ultimate method to overcome pain
(1) Don't have intention to overcome pain.
(2) Don't fear pain emotionally.
(3) Accept pain as it is.
(4) Just endure pain at the present moment."
This turns out to be a litle harder than it sounds, Here is my experiance so far, I saw the Navy Corpsman who said I would not be running for about six weeks, (boo) and the pain seemed nearly unbearable. It hurt enough for me to take the Corpsmans advice and see a real Doctor that afternoon. He in turn told me that I scould not be running for about TEN DAYS. Today my legs feel much beter.
The lesson I have learned from all this it that even though I was trying not to be emotionaly involved with my pain and to accept it as it was it hurt more because of my precived inability to go out and run. Next step? More Zazen!