suffering


A Few Thoughts on Suffering

“Suffering is a law of life, and it is essential during this step to acknowledge our own pain or we shall find it impossible to have compassion for the distress of others.”  – Karen Armstrong, 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life Suffering is a term I have always had trouble understanding. In my limited reading on Buddhism, I read a quote from somewhere, that “pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.” Since then I have […]


Staying in Pain-Stuck in the Mud

This is something we say we don’t want ever, yet we seem to not be willing to let go of our stories easily. “He did this to me and my life is over” or “she/he cheated on me and I’ll never find another love” or “the bank turned down my loan, and now I’ll be ruined!” We create unnecessary pain for ourselves by wallowing in our stories and making the story our life, when it’s […]


Loving that which is within you.

“Though you may travel the world to find the beautiful, you must have it within you or you will find it not.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson The idea of finding the beauty within you is based on “Loving what is” as it is right now. Can you love the seemingly imperfect you as you are, a little fat, maybe falling short in the hair department, and whatever else shows up as your imperfections? It doesn’t mean […]


Fall down, get up! Fall down, get up!

Eventually we learn to be more careful, more discerning. Then we put one foot in front of the other and realize we’ve changed a faulty pattern, and maybe, just maybe we don’t keep kissing the pavement. We have choices in everything we do. ~revjim #spirit-edu.com -Spirituality Online#aworldthatworksSpirit Education is a CSL Authorized Virtual Education Providerhttps://spirit-edu.comhttps://spirit-edu.com/zoominar/