Let’s face it, every single one of us has known multiple and various degrees of suffering.
Our world – it seems – is built on suffering: relying on suffering, advertising and selling suffering, worshiping suffering, constantly talking about suffering and generating it all around, day after day, for all living creatures, small and large.
Whether you suffered at the hands of the family you were born in or the society you are part of, or of a lover, a child or a friend, you know what suffering is.
Whether we suffered physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually you and I can describe our suffering and its intensity with great accuracy.
But here’s my question: what do you do WITH it?
Do you allow it to become anger?
Do you bury it and fall into despair?
Do you allow it to annihilate and eat you alive?
Do you pour it into someone else’s ears over and over again?
Do you feed off it?
Or do you allow it to come to the surface and feel it so fully and with so much awareness that it starts to crumble and lose its power?
If you allow it and acknowledge its presence, you become stronger and your suffering starts to dissipate.
Don’t run away from it. If you are suffering it means that you feel hurt; running away won’t do.
Accepting that you are feeling pain and allowing your feelings to be expressed fully will help you heal.
Breathe and sit with it.
You are stronger than your suffering.