Very interesting thoughts. While I don’t believe ALL suffering is caused by this, a lot of times we are discontent with our condition or present circumstance because we are actively comparing it to some other experience or circumstance that is not present now. Much pain comes from the contrast we see between our experience and the possible experience we are comparing to. What happens if we let go of every vision except for the vision of the present? There’s nothing to compare to, thus we come to accept where we are without hopelessly dwelling in the negativity.
This is an incredibly powerful and profound statement.
ALL suffering is caused by resistance to the present moment, by resisting the way life is right now in this moment.
At the start of my inward journey what seems now like life times ago I could ‘‘hear’’ this statement, but I couldn’t ‘‘feel’’ it.
It felt intriguingly right and the truth of it was resonating within me, but I couldn’t ‘‘feel’’ it, I couldn’t ‘‘sense’’ it, I couldn’t ‘‘feel it’’ and ‘‘know it’’ in my daily life.
I decided to share this with you right now because I can feel it ringing through every cell of my body like an enormous powerful pulsating truth, and so it seemed like the most logical step for my next blog post.
So I would very much like to invite you in, to just relax for a moment, to relax into this statement, don’t seek to grasp it, just feel it right…
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