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How to Not Suffer

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



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How to Not Suffer

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, I want to talk

about why we might not need to suffer.

So I want to start by sharing

a provocative statement.

There is no amount of sadness, grief,

or pain that requires one to suffer.

There is no amount of sadness, grief,

or pain that requires one to suffer.

So just notice what

it's like to hear that.

So here's the logic around that.

These experiences, sadness, pain, grief

are, are the result of life expressing

itself through your human form.

It's natural.

It's, it's what the body

is designed to experience.

It's part of being human.

Suffering happens when we resist how the

human form is designed to experience life.

We don't like it.

We don't want what we're feeling here.

We want to push it away.

We want to be over with it.

But freedom lies in our acceptance of the

human condition and the permission to live

it fully, this moment of what's arising.

And it's true that the suffering we

create sometimes through our resistance

can be an integral and inevitable

part of how we wake up to a new

way of relating to our experience.

This is often the journey to our freedom,

our wholeness and permission, realizing

that we, we fought against an experience

for so long and it didn't help us.

It just created more tension.

Sometimes we need to go through

that feeling sad and then being

angry that we're sad and being angry

that we're angry that we're sad.

And we might not feel like

we have much control over it.

It's just a pattern, a cycle that we need

to work through until the mind really

sees there's got to be a different way.

This isn't serving me.

It's creating extra

suffering, extra tension.

And then there can be an organic release.

So we can acknowledge that.

But hopefully the, the promising nugget

of this is that there is a way to be

in relationship to painful experiences

in your life without creating this

extra layer of suffering and torment.

And that's how there can actually

be this, it's almost provocative

to say, but like a beauty in pain.

It's just tenderizing us.

It's it's opening us.

We're so surrendered to this human

experience that where we're just

brought to our knees and where we're

trusting something bigger in us

to hold it because we can't, like

the ego mind just can't hold it.

It makes no sense.

That's where surrender comes in and

it often is a doorway to a totally

different way of relating to, to our life.

So again, these are big topics and you

might not be going through something

difficult right now, or you might be

going through something very difficult.

I think the beauty of this practice is

that it allows us to engage with our life

from a place of feeling resourced without

creating extra tension, extra suffering,

or exploring when we do, and then

trying to figure out what is a different

way of relating to our experience.

Big work.

So a lot of gratitude and respect

for you being on that journey.

Thank you for your practice.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

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