Suffering begins with you.
You can feel elated at that thought because you now know you can be in control of your suffering and your experience of life.
Or you can feel deflated or angry by feeling like I’m having a pop at you or blaming you.
It’s a universal truth; suffering begins with you.
If you read this and felt elated you temporarily suspended your suffering and welcomed the knowledge that you have full responsibility for how you feel. It means you’ll take a more active role in your life.
If you read this and felt angry and deflated you just provided yourself with evidence that suffering begins with you. The elated people didn’t feel angry or deflated, why did you? You might even have decided that I’m a smug cow. Why was that?
It all comes back to HOW YOU think.
It’s your mindset.
This mind of yours doesn’t just appear today and then disappear. It’s the mind that you have for the rest of your life unless you actively choose to help it expand and relax some of the rules it has been taught are essential for your survival.
Your mind, the one forming opinions as you read this right now, pretty much became set around the age of seven / eight years of age.
Yes, that’s right, unless you’ve dived into the real inner work you are thinking with the mind of a seven year old – at least the rules you have for life, the should’s and shouldn’ts and ‘I can’t do that’ are the rationale of a child. Your attitude to money, men, women, health, wellbeing, how to run a household are all coming from that little seven year old you.
Who do you know that is 7 years old? Would you let him or her run your life? Would you ask him or her for advice on relationships and how you could cope with stressful situations better?
I doubt it, and I know some fantastic and inspiring seven year olds!
So, what are you going to do about this mind of yours?
Want to talk about it? Email me if you’d like a chat (on the house) about working together to uncover who you truly are, build confidence, find a deep inner connection, and create the life you want now.
Awaken to your own potential, decide to make fully conscious decisions, live with intention.
In short: decide to get out of your own way.
Call time on the stress, the worry, the lack of clarity and the suffering. It’s up to you. Email: Sophia@sophialennox.com