It is sometimes said that the truth hurts.
This isn’t my experience. Often there is a pain that comes with a truthful realization, but the hurt isn’t from the truth. The pain is from the shattering of our illusions in the mind. There is literally an energetic field of energy that breaks ups when an illusion breaks. Sometimes this happens quickly. Other times the uncomfortable emotion may linger for a while as the emotional energy invested in the illusion dissipates. This process affects our emotional body and it can feel uncomfortable, even painful.
This post is continued on the new blog at http://pathwaytohappiness.com/happiness/2006/12/06/the-truth-doesnt-hurt/