Loneliness is the suffering of our time. Even if we are surrounded by others, we can feel very alone. (Thich Nhat Hahn)
I am listening without judgment

The cure for suffering

What is the economy but an external projection of all the ways we try to escape suffering?

While media occupies our minds, the pharmaceuticals and other substances numb us. Then there’s the shopping and the restaurants. Let’s not forget about the real estate projects, the tourism, the psychiatry, the religion and so much more—all attempts to alleviate suffering through external form.

But nothing external provides any true or lasting relief to the suffering—only enjoyable, temporary distractions at best (but never quite the cure).

The problem is that these distractions are...well, distractions. Suffering is experienced within, and so the cure must also arise from our inner dimension. 

When we feel uneasy, lousy, fearful or frustrated, we must be brave enough to just be with ourselves and to fully feel it. Fully-present, we can then observe the link between our thoughts and emotions, or between our habits and our health. 
Challenges will always arise from the external world, but the solutions will always arise from within.

Authentic spirituality guides us more deeply within, to the source of the cure, to an awakening of love that flows from consciousness within. From the source within, we can enjoy life and we can become the solution.

We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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