When we look at human misery, we see two kinds when only one exists, that is our personal misery and everyone else’s. Misery is constant for some, while others only experience it at specific times and then there are those who see it fluctuate in and out of their lives every day.
Many bring the misery of others into their own lives and then suffer because of it. Then there are those who feel compassion for what is happening to someone far away but will not feel this misery in their own lives. Still others fall into misery because they feel close to a situation or energetically connected even if it is happening thousands of miles away. Moreover, there are those who are impacted more by what is happening to someone else than in their own life. They feel they have no control over what is happening and this overwhelms them in their personal life.
The mind tells many of us that someone else’s misery is separate and different from our own. However, the truth is that all misery is rooted in a singular connection to the creative energy of the universe. If we want our misery and the misery of others to stop, then we must change our understanding of how things work. We must realize that when misery shows up in our lives whether personally, to a friend or halfway around the world it is a reflection of our inner state. The perceptions, beliefs and social conditioning that we have accumulated over our lifetime will reinforce the false belief that it is separate from us or that nothing can be done about it in our own lives.
It will be impossible to recognize this when you try to identify it through your own thinking-self. Because the mind will always confirm that your perceptions, beliefs and conditioning are correct, unless you begin to awaken to the False-Self that spins these tails. Better yet, awaken to the True-Self, which will shine a light on the shadow of the False-Self and allow you to let it go.
Question what your thoughts automatically tell you or confirm. Know that if you see misery anywhere that you can help release it by self-inquiry. Look deeply within because it is there that healing will occur. Once you release it completely you will not see it anywhere because it will no longer be created. Know that whatever you release from within will change you and everyone else. In addition, know that you are always safe and can face whatever comes up from within. All ways lead to the True-Self if you seek from awareness. From this place, there are no wrong choices.
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