This is not some hocus-pocus theory. You’ve become so good at distracting yourself from the suffering in your life. By putting all your attention into work, TV, sex, snacks, reading.
Your suffering remains unseen and the source remains hidden. Your life become structured around everything that is sidestepping the suffering you rarely allow yourself to feel.
And if only for a second, you touch the surface of your suffering, perhaps boredom, you quickly pick up the remote control.
Feel you’re suffering, rest with it, embrace it, make love with it. Feel you’re suffering so deeply that you penetrate it and realize where it comes from.
Open yourself and wait. Do not cover your suffering. Do not quit before you fall through the whole of suffering and emerge with the truth.
Spend time every day and solitude, with no distractions. Stay with suffering until you fall through it and understand its source.
We are strong because we know our weaknesses. We are simply weak if we don’t know ourselves and our own suffering.
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