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Stop Useless Suffering Before It Begins

Guy-FinleyNEWIf there could be only one idea—a lamp whose light could show the aspirant of real life the way out of the prison of dark thoughts and punishing feelings—it would surely be this: Your true Self doesn’t win in life by overpowering problems, but by revealing they never really existed as you once believed they did.

Truths such as this can be difficult to accept. Tell some people the basis of their present mental or emotional pain is a negative by-product of a mind trapped in an illusion and, as a rule, their response is to cling all the more tightly to their suffering. With few exceptions, the justification of their pain is as follows: given what they have had to endure, there is no alternative but this — their pain.

So before we go any farther, let’s set the record straight:

Many things that have happened, and that continue to happen in our world are, at best, dark and difficult to deal with. Let there be no question about this: sleeping human beings do terrible things to others, as well as to themselves.

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Stop Useless Suffering Before It Begins

Guy-FinleyNEWIf there could be only one idea—a lamp whose light could show the aspirant of real life the way out of the prison of dark thoughts and punishing feelings—it would surely be this: Your true Self doesn’t win in life by overpowering problems, but by revealing they never really existed as you once believed they did.

 

Truths such as this can be difficult to accept. Tell some people the basis of their present mental or emotional pain is a negative by-product of a mind trapped in an illusion and, as a rule, their response is to cling all the more tightly to their suffering. With few exceptions, the justification of their pain is as follows: given what they have had to endure, there is no alternative but this — their pain.

 

So before we go any farther, let’s set the record straight:

 

Many things that have happened, and that continue to happen in our world are, at best, dark and difficult to deal with. Let there be no question about this: sleeping human beings do terrible things to others, as well as to themselves.

Read more ...