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End our Suffering by Embracing our Pain. Join the Inquiry!

  • Feb 21, 2014 · 7:30 PM
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In the ACT material we like to differentiate between PAIN and SUFFERING.  Pain in life is inevitable but suffering is not.  By taking an attitude of acceptance towards the natural  pains of life, we can eliminate much of our deep suffering.  There are many uncomfortable emotions that humans naturally feel as we encounter life such as grief, fear, sadness, loss and many many more.  By meeting these feeling with acceptance, rather than resistance, they will naturally move through us.  When they are seen as unnatural and we fight the pain that they create, we are rejecting them. It is this rejection that causes us to get stuck in them and suffer..  The ACT material helps us to eliminate the suffering by accepting the pain.  The pains of life come and go in a natural way and the suffering is ended.  Rejection of pain equals suffering.   Like it is said, pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.   

This is a great topic that the ACT material has a lot to say about. Join the inquiry!






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  • angelika

    You are such a funny group and your dialogue was thought-provoking. I wish I could express myself so eloquently. Thank You.

    February 22, 2014

    • Kim P.

      You do fine expressing and being fun yourself!

      February 22, 2014

  • GINNY

    Worthwhile topic

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Robert O.

    Found it with reboot.

    February 14, 2014

  • Erin

    Definitely can not make this one but very intrigued by the topic. Is there a way I can get more info somehow?

    February 13, 2014

    • Brian P.

      You can read the books , The happiness trap and Get out of your mind and into your life. Both great books on the topic.

      February 13, 2014

  • Kim P.

    this is the 'nitty gritty' purpose of the path
    Everything the Buddha taught points to the solution to the Way to be free from all this suffering.

    February 13, 2014

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