Tag: pain

True Surrender

avi's picture

You have been told that in order to get rid of something painful, you have to accept it, not to resist it.

Is dependant acceptance enough?

avi's picture

Great pain, I accept you, I renounce any direct resistance. I surrounder.

But not totally.

If I say that I accept you totally it will be a lie. And I don't believe I can fool you.

Suffering is not caused by pain but by resisting pain

nathan's picture

The mind does not tell the difference between suffer and pain.
The truth is that pain and suffer are two different things. Pain (emotional or physical) is a feeling, a feeling of a thing undesirable that is there in the body or in the psyche, a thing that inflicts a feeling of pain (a painful emotion, an injury etc.) while suffering is our response out of identification with the pain. Watch it and you will see the difference by yourself.

The Dark Night of the Soul

lucas's picture

Anybody has the text of The Dark Night of the Soul by Saint John of the Cross?

If resistance is the cause of suffering then why were given it as an instinctive reaction tool?

nancy pro's picture

People are asking me: if resistance to pain is the cause of our suffering then how come it evolved to be our natural reaction, our basic instinct, when we encounter pain?

End of suffering is so simple

dora's picture

I want to scream it so loud that everybody will hear it but people are not listening:

The way to happiness is so simple -

You just have to observe and accept, rather than resist, whatever is!

Common pitfalls in trying to accept

lilian's picture

Trying to accept and observe "what is" is fundamental to spiritual development. Fundamental but not always easy with the mind trying to deceive and sabotage the acceptance. We think we succeeded to accept something and then later we find out that the mind actually played a trick on us and instead of true acceptance, we actually resisted, only this time in a more creative way.

Swallow your mental pains like a mean yellow pacman

abra's picture

Swallow your mental pains like a mean yellow pacman.

It hurts only when it is outside, rejected entry.

The reason why New Age approaches never really work

johnd's picture

New Age claims that personal development is achievable through happiness. That happiness is not only the goal but the means.

Enjoying while suffering????

Wahido Theriaca's picture

Dear ones,