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Everyone I know is going through something…everyone you know is too. Even if we don’t know what it is or they don’t show it. It can be small or grand, but it’s on their mind, it’s in their heart, it’s effecting their emotions and the way they feel when they get up in the morning and eat dinner at night. Even if something good or great or life changing happened just the other day, that unresolved or underlying issue/challenge/trauma is still there waiting. Maybe you’re feeling this right now too.
But in the darkest of hours, we must take heart in accepting that this is part of the human experience. That as Buddha realised, through his dedication to the Path of awakening, suffering is inevitable. What we do with it, how we see it and live despite of it is what we have control over. So, I want to share with you some wisdom that the Buddha offered us on The Four Noble Truths.
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The Four Noble Truths:
1.The truths of suffering – exploring the three versions of suffering
2.The cause of suffering – suffering in the modern world.
- From Craving to Happiness to Craving
- Exploring Anger
- The Middle Way of Buddhism
- The Razor Edge Path of Esoteric studies
3.The cessation of suffering –
- Beyond the Craving Desires & Wants
- Investigating the mind
- Eliminating disturbing thoughts
4.The path to the cessation of suffering –
- Self-governed study and practice
- The Eight Fold Path of Enlightenment
- Three traditional Paths to Enlightenment – Hinyana, Mahayana, Vajrayana
- If you don’t want to be a monastic or a Buddhist but what to walk the Path
- A simple change – your problem is not a problem
It’s like people saying you can or should or need to be happy all the time. Really? How is that truly possible? These emotions and thoughts you have are changing so much, that if you tried to elect just one emotion and grasp it as tight as you can to keep it, it would be as foolish as grasping for smoke and expecting it to be there when you open your hand still. Sounds crazy, but isn’t that what you been doing?
Awareness, witnessing, catching yourself out, and making small consistent changes all help to better cultivate a noble mind.
May you find your way from suffering to liberation.
With Love, Elise | S*M