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Years of accumulated pain become an addiction. Pain we never wanted in first place becomes an old friend. When things go well for us, we miss this old friend. We feel uncomfortable that something is missing. We can no longer respond to pleasure or enjoy it. We don't quite understand that we are doing this by free choice. We focus on external influence and deny ourselves very freedom of choice.
We fail to meet expectations of others and don't know what we should expect of ourselves, simply because we don't know who or why we are. When we do know these things, expectations of others lose all importance and we become very reasonable about what we expect of ourselves. All pressure is then removed. With pressure off, we see everything more clearly, as though a mental, emotional and spiritual fog has lifted from our lives.
Lift your eyes to heaven and give thanks for pain you have known. This will be standard against which to measure your pleasure, joy and happiness, once you have found who and why you are.
Some religions deny reincarnation. Some support it. No matter what we personally believe, wisest assumption is that reincarnation is case. That you can earn a better or worse life in this one. Numerology will tell you about lesson you are now here to learn. If you short circuit this learning process, you will be forced to repeat it as you might a grade in school. When you take matters into your own hands in hope of escaping your pain, instead of learning from it, your circumstances in next life may be far worse than this one, with twice pain and twice struggle. Who would want that?
We are made to think that beliefs of others belong to us. We defend these beliefs as though they were our very own and hard won. In most cases they were planted in our subconscious by mere suggestion, as a hypnotist might do. Accept them or reject them. It is foolish to fight for or against them. We struggle when we need to simply relax.
We can believe whatever we choose, no matter what others say, which is often NOT what they really believe. Because we can choose whatever we want to believe, we can believe things that cause us pain. We can just as easily believe things that give us pleasure. The natural person seeks pleasure. The confused person chooses pain. If we can only care enough about world around us and how we fit, we can end all confusion and totally transform a life that only seems to have so little value. Think of yourself as caterpillar who cannot know a great transformation is in works.
A small book that can be read in a few hours, teaches anyone how to tap into and direct power that transforms caterpillars into butterflies, at will. It is titled Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. It was written by Deepak Chopra. Once you have learned who and why you are, this book will show you how to be and do what you choose and what you must. It will show you how to find true happiness. The world would be a far better place if everyone read this book in school. The more we read it and follow its advice, more peace and happiness we find within us. Drop me a line when you emerge from your cocoon.
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