Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Our power over suffering

Suffering is resistance to what is. For as long as we resist what is, we agonize. Only when we acknowledge and accept what is before us, we can release the discomfort, dissatisfaction, and frustration we feel when things are not as we want them to be. We suffer. We hurt. And we don't think clearly for we focus on what should be. Moreover, resisting what is dampens our potential for growth and self-realization.

Resistance is an opposing force. If we open ourselves up, there's no more pressure. If we open ourselves up, resistance forces itself away. And with it, goes our suffering. Today is a good day to release ourselves from our own resistance, from our own suffering. The only way to move from where we are is to face what is. Name it. Allow it. Give it permission to be. Then we can either change it or change ourselves. Resistance is a force, but we have power over it. Ours is subtle power. Our power is in our acknowledgement and our acceptance of our circumstances, our feelings, and things as they are. This allows newness of thought, perception, feelings and circumstances to come through. That is our power over suffering.

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