Reality sucks. It causes you so much pain. Why would you ever want to experience more of it?
But here’s the thing:
If you could view reality differently, you could potentially reduce the pain and suffering you are in.
Think on this…
The entire point of being human,
The sole reason for your heightened awareness,
Is so that you can discover the truth about yourself,
The truth about others,
And the truth about reality.
For one reason:
So that you can stop suffering and help others stop suffering too.
Stick with me here as I illustrate what I mean:
You are having a relatively good day in the office
When a colleague makes some snide comment.
You feel terribly hurt and become intensely angry inside.
At first you try not to react,
But your anger boils over,
And you snap back at her.
She expresses absolute surprise at your response.
“That’s not what I meant at all?
I was complimenting you for a job well done.”
And then it hits you.
She isn’t lying.
You misinterpreted her intent.
Not only do you feel like a fool,
But you are also amazed at how your misinterpretation
Gave rise to such a huge emotional complex.
This is the point of understanding what is real:
It is not only the secret to non-suffering,
But is also the secret to joy.