Stone in the shoe

Deny things is a simple resistance to what is and will cause inner suffering, mental and thereafter, physical too. Like continuing to walk with a stone in our shoe, hoping that it might just go away. Denying that it’s there brings pain.

Acceptance of the stone in the shoe, what is, allows us to simply deal with it now, or not deal with it as that’s a choice too, but we end the suffering in the mind as we’ve accepted that it’s there. We do not hide from what is occurring now or in almost all cases, what has already occurred and therefore we are unable to change no matter how much we want to.

The only time we can actually deal with anything is now. Anything other than that simple acceptance is mental suffering and in the case of the stone in the shoe, physical as well, which interestingly always comes after mental suffering.

Quitters

Knowing when to ‘quit’ or stop is a challenge.

We override our instincts, especially when the body is telling us, there is an ‘I’m not a quitter’ attitude that comes from our egoic mind that forces us to continue, even if it is causing us pain.

Equally, the soul is often crying out to stop an emotional or mental pain and suffering, but the mind sabotages that feeling with attachment to things and again something to prove to others.

The best solution is to simply listen and be in tune with our feelings from our very essence and not be attached to our mind and ego, stopping or quitting is easy then, just stop. That’s what we feel.

Feelings are overlooked by the ego and this only brings suffering mental and then physical too.

Quitting is a mental concept of the human mind, doing what we feel is following our soul.