October 12, 2017 9:59am CST
Just some thoughts on suffering... Suffer to Learn, Suffer to know.. Suffer to live, Suffer to grow... it is hard to get past. At times I struggle to get past it at other times.. It motivates me to do something to bring about positive change in my life or other lives around me.... When we were babies we suffered to learn to walk, in school we suffered to learn to read, etc.. it is about the learning process... The hardest part about it is to not focus on the pain and suffering but focus on the goal passed it. I am suffering and struggling now.. But soon I will achieve this goal, and if I do not achieve it I will know that I did my best and worked my hardest to do so.. I see it symbolically as iron being forged from iron ore into a beautiful object.. it is like the hardening process.. iron is melted.. cooled over and over and pounded and reshaped..... and in the end we meet either our perfection or our closest state to it....one part of anything that exists is suffering .. all mortal things must experience Loss Gain Pleasures pain birth and death ... this is something each mortal must accept... And if we can not it makes our suffering worse.. and turns it into a wall... it is not suppose to be a wall it is suppose to be the fuel that tells us to do something and makes us do something about it if we can and if we can not do something about it it fuels the fact that we need to use our coping skills and cope with it, and connect with others around us to all cope an deal and get through this together... Many try to shut off and fight these feelings. it is better to acknowledge and accept it... ok I have this pain here because I stubbed my toe... So rub the toe acknowledge it hurts rest it for a bit... usually the moment you acknowledge it and look to the source the pain slowly fades away.. pain is signals that something needs to be looked at.. it is attention to not neglect something... whether emotional, physical, spiritual.. the more you try to block or ignore it the worse it becomes.. So acknowledge it the cause, and if you can take action to stop what is causing it do so, and if you can not focus on coping skills to make it better.. We all have pains in our lives we can do nothing about, and others we can do something about it. But will you? Will you take that action to make your world a better place.. I know do my best to at times.. I do not always succeed, but I know I did what I could. That is what suffering is about it is to encourage doing, action, and your best..your best to either learn new coping mechanism, or to change and manifestation through hard work alone, or pulling together with others to bring about this change.. Suffering is the fuel to change... And not meant to be a wall if a wall is building one must work to break it down.