Don’t even look at pain; the mind already knows it. The mind is very smart; it knows the pain is there. Without paying attention, it already knows the pain is there – there is no need to give it special attention.
The most important thing is to know the attitude the mind holds and the reaction in the mind. Be clear that this is your primary goal. This is because the reaction in the mind and the attitude of the mind are mental qualities, you cannot focus. You can only know it – you can know what the attitude is, you can know what the reaction is; you continue to know it. So, there will never be too much focusing.
So, please don’t look at pain. There is no need to look at pain. Look at the mind – look at the reaction and the attitude. Or, just look at how you feel – you feel comfortable, uncomfortable? Is it confused, tense? Acknowledge all that. Keep your eye on that.