“We Call Things Into Our Lives That Are In Harmony With The Way We Feel.”
Some may think of the addiction to suffering as a silly idea. Why would anyone be a participant in the cycle of continuous inner turmoil and suffering anyway? The first step towards freedom is admitting you have a problem, and it’s not a small one by any stretch of the imagination. The addiction to suffering is heavy stuff.
If you look down the timeline of your life what do you see?
What do you feel? What are the first pieces of memory that show up? Are they good memories or bad memories? Are you happy and ecstatic over the moon or are you worrying, bewildered, and flustered in some way? Your memories play a massive role in the development of who you’ve become today. And today, you will also be faced with must resistance to the possibility of overcoming the addiction to suffering and anxiety, which I explain in this video in detail.
Many people can’t live without suffering. They turn any optimism that shows up into a pessimistic and possibly catastrophic ending. They find the challenge in everything rather than being present and emotionally neutral in that moment. Heck, if you’re addicted to suffering you never knew there was a neutral emotional state in the first place!
In between feeling good and feeling bad lives a place of deep calmness and content
In today’s society though we’re told many times that we must be, do, or have something in order to tap into self love and acceptance. We fall for the trap consistently at every turn, rather than question the validity of those messages. Your life will improve in every which way when you can begin questioning and defying the status quo. The addiction to suffering must get replaced with the addiction to neutrality before pleasantness can arise, and CBT is one powerful way to start doing this.
To see things as they are, not worse.