Suffering is optional.
This recognition that we are all connected – whether Tibetan Buddhists or Hui Muslims – is the birth of compassion. ~ Douglas Abrams
There is a distinction between our “feelings of pain” and the “suffering that comes as a result of our response” to the pain. ~ Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Dalai Lama
From the teachings of Jesus we get the guidance to seek first the kingdom of heaven within and all else will be given. In Attraction Based Consciousness we relate that kingdom within to the love we are. Thus being the love we are becomes our primary purpose. Seek clear alignment between you and YOU, your physical and nonphysical perspectives and all you desire will be attracted.
With clear alignment as our purpose we designate all those in your life as PERSONAL TRAINERS. They constantly assist you to be the love you are. The lovable ones make it easy to be the love we are. It is the not so easy to love ones who help us to “gain control of your own experience” and love unconditionally. Even the loveable ones can do less than lovable things at times. So, opportunities to practice being love abound.
Key is the understanding that our feelings actually are not caused by what others are doing. They are caused by our perspective of what they are doing. It is neither the good feeling you find when you observe wanted behavior, nor the bad feeling you find when you observe unwanted behavior, that is actually the reason that you feel good or bad. The way you feel is only ever about your clear alignment or misalignment between the Voice in your head and your Inner Being.
Our emotions are part of our internal guidance system, our Alignment GPS. This understanding gives us complete empowerment and freedom. This understanding turns all others into Personal Trainers of clear alignment.
Falling in love
Falling in love is actually being the love we are. We meet someone who has enough characteristics, physical, mental or emotional, that we can easily focus on to bring us into clear alignment. However, the person we have fallen in love with is complex and eventually we see some of their characteristics that are not so lovable to us. Now they have become in-house, in your face, Personal Trainers on your journey to mastering the energies of love.
It is not about you anyway. When you see others as Personal Trainers, if they lash out at you in anger, you realize their battle is not with you but with themselves. Your job is to not take their behavior personally but be the love that you are.
Sometimes you think it is important what others think of you and you will work to gain their approval. However, there really is little that you can do to keep their approval coming for it is never about you, but about them. If you will release all concern about how others feel about you, and focus only upon how you feel about them, you will unearth your core understanding of who-you-really-are. They will have done their job of training you to be the love you are.
Week Two Processes: