Dealing with suffering

Ram Dass quote

“To have finally dealt with suffering is to consume it into yourself. Which means you have to, with eyes open, be able to keep your heart open in hell. You have to look at what is, and say ‘Yeah, Right.’ And what it involves is bearing the unbearable. And in a way, who you *think* you are can’t do it. Who you *really* are, can do it. So that who you think you are has to die in the process.” ~Ram Dass

This is a powerful perspective on dealing with the suffering we encounter in life! How hard it is to keep our hearts open in the face of suffering and pain.

Why we need to transform our suffering

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“If you don’t transform your suffering, you’ll transmit it.” ~Richard Rohr

It is human nature to inflict suffering on others when we are suffering ourselves.

The way to avoid transmitting our suffering to others is to transform it.

How are you transforming your suffering into the gold of healing so you can transmit that healing to those around you instead of transmitting more suffering?


 

Posts from other divisions of Chrysalis Wellness for this week

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New beginnings: Trusting the imaginal cells in the transformation process from the A Kintsugi Life blog
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Wire wrapped Picasso marble teardrop pendant with antiqued sterling silver Chinese friendship symbol on black cotton cord from the Earthwear Collection portfolio