• 2020-10-11 17:02:25
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Transform your relationship to your problems

Obstacles and problems are part of life. True happiness comes not when we get rid of all our problems, but when we change our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice patience,and learn. Perhaps the most basic principle of spiritual life is that our problems are the best places to practice keeping our hearts open. 

Certainly some problems need to be solved. Many others however, are problems we create for ourselves by struggling to make our life different that it actually is. Inner peace is accomplished by understanding and accepting the inevitable contradictions of life. The pain and pleasure ,success and failure ,joy and sorrow,births and deaths. Problems can teach us to be gracious,humble,and patient.

Buddhist consider difficulties as an important to a life growth and peace that a Tibetan prayer actually asks of them. And it says “Grant that I may be given appropriate difficulties and sufferings on this journey so that my heart may be truly awakened and my practice of liberation and universal compassion may be truly fulfilled.” It is felt that when life is too easy, there are fewer opportunities for genuine growth. 

I will recommend you seek out your problems. I would suggest however that you should spend less time running away from them. Embrace the problems.

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    • 2020-10-11 17:02:25

    -: Nice one.