Whether pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral, gross or subtle, every sensation shares the same characteristic: it arises and passes away. It is this arising and passing that we have to experience through practice, not just accept as truth because Buddha said so or because intellectually it seems logical to us. We must experience sensation’s nature, understand its flux, and learn not to react to it.
S.N. Goenka: Finding Sense in Sensation from Tricycle.