14 May '11, 5pm

3 Reasons We Cause Ourselves To Suffer

3 Reasons We Cause Ourselves To Suffer

“The mind is its own place, and in it self can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.” — John Milton Understanding why we cause ourselves to suffer is the first step in learning to let go and be free of our attachments. Anthony Robbins, in his book, Unlimited Power , says that everything we do in life comes from our need to avoid pain and our desire to gain pleasure. We will do far more to avoid pain then we will to gain pleasure. Pain is the great motivator. And yet if pleasure and happiness is what we all are looking for why do we cause ourselves so much suffering? Buddhist nun, Pema Chodron in her book The Places That Scare You describes how we suffer due to three misunderstandings: 1. We expect that which is always changing to be predictable. Even though we can see that life is constantly shifting, we continue to live our lives thinking that nothing will change. We d...

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