Our lives are like a two sided coin. There is pleasure and pain.
It is an undeniable fact of life. Yet, one we are unwilling to accept.
Every time we are in pain, we also get into a state where we resist that pain.
“I don’t want to go through this.”
We suffer from inherent “life pain”. Emotional distress, frustration, lack of morale, lethargy, anger, sadness. These are part of our daily lives.
These experiences are not separate from us, and neither are they exclusive to us.
But we resist this pain each time we experience it.
Pain is for someone else.
Right there lies the cause of our suffering. The resistance that “I should not go through this pain”.
We “inherit” this pain into our psychology a lot longer than the actual pain lasts.
Imagine how long you stay in a state of anger versus how trivial the issue which causes it.
We multiply our suffering by resisting that which is.
We must allow the pain to pass through. Not hold on to it.
Accepting the reality of pain as a natural progression of life eases the suffering. Because we no longer resist it.
We accept it.
Whenever you get into a state of pain, take a deep breath and experience it for what it is. Don’t give it any more importance than it’s due.
Let it be, and let it pass.