All suffering is the result of the misguided belief that life shouldn’t be stressful or challenging.
“Whenever we make efforts, the ego will find ways to trick us and divert us from the path. Over time, as this predictable pattern of effort and resistance becomes apparent, we are no longer so easily blindsided by the maneuvers of the ego. Nonetheless, the force of resistance can be strong. The countermeasure is always to persevere in the face of the inevitable hindrances and discouragements.”
How much mental energy is lost through the usage of the word “shouldn’t”? When we experience the world without expectation or demands, we see the shimmering beauty of life. Looking through the filters of thought and expectation reveals the limiting beliefs that offer no room for something new to make itself known.
Enter the silence of your true nature through the gentle consistent choice of allowing life to be. Awakening requires turning away from the constant search for comfort and the endless avoidance of pain. True healing requires experiencing what arises within you when you require that life be other than what it is. Once you observe any resistance that arises, it begins to be transformed.