Much of the worlds suffering is out of our immediate control.
Many people were born into a world of suffering. They had no choice. Call it rotten luck, geography, whatever you will.
I say this not to make you feel priviledged or to play on your conscience. It is simply the yin and yang of life.
I say this as a reminder that we in the west have a choice. A choice to live in suffering or out of suffering.
Most of our suffering is simply a byproduct of the realities that we have created. A collection of thoughts, beliefs and experiences accumulated over time.
When we listen to the doubt, the self torture and all the negative talk we choose to listen. Who are we actually listening to? Os there a duality between ‘us’ and our minds?
WE CAN CHANGE THAT TALK!
Is it easy? Oh no. Can it be done? Hell yes.
I honestly think you will be hard pushed to find many people who were as insecure as I was during my teens and twenties. It was crippling. This is said only to highlight where I came from, where I have been and where I am going. Nothing more.
Meditation teaches us, shows us, helps us, guides us and even heals us.
Trust that in life it is the simplest of things that yield the greatest of results.
You deserve to live a life with abundant joy. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
Whatever your suffering. Choose to make a change. Today. This is YOUR life, live it away from suffering.
Perhaps ‘deeper’ than my usual posts and I do not mean to offend.
Have a wonderful, peaceful day.