The secret of a beautiful life

 Imperium (@Imperium)6 years, 5 months ago

Embrace pain with all of your might, seek it frantically with the same intensity with which you seek pleasure. When you find it, be excited about finding it because sooner or later you realize that the power of all pain if stripped down to it’s very essence exist in the flicker of a moment. Because the truth is there is no point being agitated about pain. It’s just a part of life , just as an apple has a seed in the center. Would you be angry about that. Or just as there is day and night, would you be angry about that too? If not, then why would you even be angry about the duality of pain and pleasure? Society has conditioned people via the use of words which are linked in our memory to negative feelings. Who says pain is bad?

Imagine growing up in a society where everyone looks forward to doing things that make them feel uncomfortable.

Ignore my ramblings if you must but in summary the world only exists as you create it in your mind.

April 10, 2015 at 9:58 am
Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 6 years, 5 months ago ago

That was amazing, I’ve been exploring this idea a lot lately and it’s immensely freeing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts.

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Patrick Triplett (8) (@trippypatty) 6 years, 5 months ago ago

I agree with this totally. People don’t realize that what we experience in our world is because of what we are conditioned to think, or have broken from this conditioning. We could see events as bad and hindering our growth, but in reality, life is what you make it. Use these “bad” events to think about the situation in another light.

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Anonymous (0) (@) 6 years, 5 months ago ago

The beauty of pain. I love your ramble. 

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Imperium (16) (@Imperium) 6 years, 5 months ago ago

In addition, since the afterlife is a field of infinite bliss, why not just enjoy discomfort in anyway you can. Afterall offer valid while your life on earth lasts.

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Mike Wuest (510) (@mikeyw829) 6 years, 5 months ago ago

Pain isn’t the problem.  It’s the aversion to it that is the problem.  It’s our relationship to it that is the problem, not the pain itself.
Pain should not be sought out though.  That’s where all these ascetics have it wrong. Pain is an indicator that should be used as a friend.  If my hand is on a hot stove, the pain is an indication that I should remove my hand from the stove.  It’s my ally.  
Metaphorically, the way modern man goes about this hot stove situation would be to keep their hand on the stove, and then just distract themselves from the painful feelings through drugs and entertainment, instead of simply removing their hand from the stove.  
If you never consciously experience pain, you can’t identify where the source of it is coming from.  If you have an aversion to pain, you’ll seek symptom relief instead of solutions, and the problem will just keep getting worse and worse. 
The paradox is that if you learn to embrace pain, you actually experience less of it over time, and you can actually root out the source of the pain instead of just perpetually distracting yourself until it becomes an even bigger problem.  

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Imperium (16) (@Imperium) 6 years, 5 months ago ago

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