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Pain vs. suffering

In life, we all experience pain, but we don't have to suffer.  Pain is a physical or emotional response to a stimulus.  Suffering is a choice.  Those of us who live with chronic pain can do so with a conscious decision to not let the pain victimize us.  Likewise, when our hearts get broken we can choose to let go of the past instead of clinging to it.  When we grasp for what was, or hold on to identities that keep us in a negative space, what good are we creating for ourselves?  How does suffering benefit us?  The answers may be surprising.  Although suffering cannot exist in a positive energy space, it serves those who choose to suffer by fueling their created reality of being a victim.  It allows them to continue to suckle the energy from those around them, and in return receive all the benefits of dependency and co-dependency.  Choosing to persevere rather than suffer, we can break the cycle and free ourselves of the negative identities we have created and endure most anything that comes our way. 

Reader Comments (1)

Nice one. Pain is a physical response and suffering is a choice. We can always do something.

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