When you reach for the stars, you are reaching for the farthest thing out there. When you reach deep into yourself, it is the same thing, but in the opposite direction. If you reach in both directions, you will have spanned the universe.
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