Just had a bit of a realization today. Was doing some guitar practice. Working on my shred picking. Found myself telling myself your wasting your time with this stuff! Get on with some real music practice learn more chords scales theory etc or practice it properly with a metronome. Then I began a little argument with myself trying to justify what i was doing. I figured out fairly quickly there was no need to argue with myself so I let the voices subside although. I was also found myself worrying about why can't I release these emotions. By the end of my practice i was feeling entirely exhausted but I really wanted to stay awake so I decided to do some exercise and that bought my energy up. To cut to the chase later on in the night i came back to practice with the sudden realization that PAIN IS NOT MY ENEMY and that in fact I don't have any enemies and that there is no need to worry about the pain because its just my brain doing weird stuff. So although I already knew this I had never thought about it the way I did tonight. I was still tight during the practice but it didn't matter and in no way does it make me a lesser guitarist (although i do feel that way sometimes).