Pain is an inevitable part of life. Try as we may, none of us escapes its clutches. The way to survive pain, I've learned, is to not to let it rule me or control me. Don't try to outrun it, you'll never succeed. Instead, feel the pain, learn whatever lesson there is to be learned from it (even if the lesson is just that pain is unavoidable) and then let it go. It will try to set up shop in your soul, but you mustn't let it. If you change the way you think about pain and welcome it as an occasional visitor that helps you appreciate the good things in life a little bit more, it's much easier to keep it from turning into a festering soul wound.