Jafree Ozwald | Enlightened Beings
November 22 2011
What if all the worry, fear, guilt and emotional pain you’ve experienced in your life was not something you had to go through. What if it was optional? Often people live their entire lives and never open up to the possibility that the experience of perpetual daily pain and agony is not required. There are many things that we assume are true in life, only later we realize they weren’t that way at all. One of the most unconscious beliefs people have is that we don’t have the power to simply stop the path we are on, and choose a different experience. Enlightenment is all about how a tiny shift in your perspective, will create a major transformation in your life. This article will show you how to climb out of any traumatic trench you’ve been in, and empower yourself with the tools to liberate yourself from any type of suffering.
The first place to start is understanding what causes suffering in the first place? All suffering is caused by either an attachment to a positive outcome, or avoidance of a negative outcome. If you simply flow with the constant river of life’s experiences, you will not cling to the bank nor try to swim upstream. Life will simply carry you from one moment to the next, from the deepest valley to the highest peak and then back down into the cool valley again. If you learn how to let go, embrace and allow for each passing experience to occur, the pendulum will soon swing back the other way again.
“Experience life in all possible ways — good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don’t be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become.” ~Osho
Now you may be thinking that there are many types of suffering that human beings have no control over, that it’s not their fault and physically impossible for them not to be in a state of suffering. This my friend is simply not true. When the truth is seen, felt and known it is crystal clear that every perpetual experience of suffering is self imposed. Now if someone steps on your toes, you will have a few moments of pain and agony, yet this too shall pass. If you’ve contracted a major illness that causes you physical daily pain, this suffering is also self imposed because 21st century science now knows that all “dis-ease” is rooted in some psychosomatic pattern. This means that their is some painful memory, negative emotion, or uncomfortable feeling that the person has not fully embraced, healed and released internally. There are tens of thousands of documented cases around the world where people have healed themselves of every disease out there. With a little Google research, you to will come to understand the power we have to heal ourselves with our minds.
Most of the suffering that people experience on a daily basis is more emotional and mental anguish about perceived problems that exist. There’s not enough money to pay the bills so that creates a tension in the body, and a continuous anxiety in the mind. After years of holding this type of tension the body may need to manifest it as a “dis-ease” in order to release it. Whatever you resist, persists. If that person simply accepted and embraced the feeling of never having enough money, they would relax, the creative juices would begin to flow, and they’d soon discover a new inspiring way to generate a higher income.
All the problems that you think are real, are not. They are mere fabrications in your mind. The mind becomes attached to or in avoidance of a certain experience, and instantly the body retracts with sensations of pain. When you can remain balanced, in the middle between attachment and avoidance, you won’t get trapped on one side or the other. You’ll take the higher spiritual path which can simply embrace each experience as the “right” experience for that moment, and stay in a state of constant equanimity with life.
It’s good to know that on a soul level, there are no victims here. We are each playing a karmic game of “catch and release” along with the law of attraction. Meaning, whatever experience you catch and cannot release, it will soon expand and eventually manifest into your life. If you keep attracting the same challenging experience to you, there must be some action or behavior deep in your past that you haven’t fully released and found peace with. With just a little introspection out in nature, you can uncover what your old pattern is and forgive yourself for this misunderstanding.