TRANSFORMING SUFFERING INTO PEACE
Most of us do experience life as suffering.
In situations related to a significant loss- of a loved one or a job- our suffering seems irreparable. However suffering and peace are two sides of the same coin, a thin line separates the two.
One can transform the suffering by starting with realization that happiness is a conscious choice. While bouts of suffering can be paralyzing,we always have the choice with in us to transform it, based on how we respond to it.
Cultivating compassion dulls the sharpness of the painful experience.Such compassion necessitates being judgmental,more emphatic, more forgiving and less of perfectionist, if we can avoid judging people and instead learn to be more accepting of our self as we are, we feel less anxious.
A famous saying goes like-The wound is the place where the light enters you.... instead of perceiving ourselves and others as imperfect,relating to everyone as unique creations of a perfect universe allows us to be more at peace with our reality. Further, choosing to help others who may be suffering from similar circumstances supports this inner transformation.
Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions. Be brave , be happy.