As everyone knows, as far as subjective feelings are concerned, pain only becomes greater the more we think about it. It is not the objective damage but the pain of it that increases as we think more about it. In certain respects, the very best remedy for the overcoming of pain is to bring yourself, if you can, not to think about it.
Source:Rudolf Steiner – GA 302a – Education for Adolescents – Stuttgart, 21th June 1922
Translated by Clifford Bax