Why do we suffer? What are the components of suffering? What do we need to do to suffer? What is a primary element of suffering that can be replaced or upgraded?
Suffering is the experience of unpleasantness that comes with the perception of harm or threat of harm. The opposite of suffering is pleasure or happiness. Two types of suffering are physical and mental. I believe with enough mental anguish, mental pain can feel physical. For that reason, I will focus on mental suffering. I want to acknowledge that there are extremes of grief, and I am covering anything from anxiety about a raise to bankruptcy and homelessness.
When you read the article below, you must make connections and have breakthroughs relevant to your goals. Don't just read; take ACTION towards applying what you learn to your mindset. We made our GTM personal growth subscription boxes to remind you of the fundamentals (growth) that ends internal and external suffering.
Knowing the recipe and components of suffering will allow a mindful approach to elevating suffering. Grief should be dealt with first for yourself, and then we should help the masses. Just like in the safety briefing for airplanes, "Assist yourself before assisting others."
Everyone may have a slightly different recipe for how they experience suffering.
Recipe for suffering:
- False beliefs
- Dogmas, non-evident matters
- The judgment of yourself and others
- Lack of self-control over our conscious, subconscious, and emotions. Judgment
Recipe for curing suffering:
- Mental clarity
- Love/love of humanity
- Ataraxia (mental tranquility)
- non- judgment
- A better blueprint for life that aligns with your desires and current circumstances.
- We can build and grow to our desired future, but to have the proper mindset to change, we must first acknowledge where we are and where we want to go *realistically.
- Pleasure & Pain
- Associate satisfaction to working on your goals and pain to not taking action.
- Cure: Action
It would be best if you took some time to write out the values you want to see yourself moving towards in your life.