The final bridge to cross is to let go of the mind-created Spiritual self. Burn that bridge behind you. Stay empty of self-image and cease looking back. Remain in the neutrality of Being. That’s it!
How much do emotions affect chronic pain? According to Dr. Susan Babel, a psychologist that specializes in trauma-induced depression, quite a bit. She states, "Studies have shown that chronic pain might not only be caused by physical injury but also by stress and emotional issues." Also, "Physical pain functions to warn a person that there is still emotional work to be done." - Psychology Today