7 Things The Buddha Taught Us About Overcoming Suffering

Things Buddha Taught Us Overcoming Suffering

This is the vicious circle of symptom based treatment & not looking at health as a whole.

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Most illness, spiritual, emotional, mental & physical can be overcome naturally. So try your best to find out how you can use nature to overcome sufferings before consuming toxic & dangerous medicines.

Consumption also works for the mind to, your thoughts become things. So if you are stuck in a cycle of negative thoughts you may want to try to replace them with something a little more positive.

PATIENCE / PERSISTENCE

You cannot always have what you want, when you want it! This is not a bad thing; just imagine everything you set out to do was completed straight away. You would have nothing to aim for, no goals & no reason to wake up in the morning.

If you have something big that you want in your life you will have to be patient & you will also need to be persistent. That’s the key to overcoming suffering.

If you work every day towards a goal & that goal is something that you have some control over then the only thing that can stand between you & your goal is time!

One thing to remember here is to try & enjoy the journey, if you think a certain goal will bring you happiness & you struggle to find anything to be grateful for on the way chances are when you finally get there you will still not feel satisfied.

Celebrate every small victory on route to your big goals, be patient & persistent & you will get there in the end! 

AVOIDANCE

Some things in your life will be out of your control, certain people & places will leave a negative impact on you. Sometimes it will not be possible to just walk away from these things, but you can do your best to avoid them.

If someone at work acts negatively & always leaves you feeling down avoid them. If you are making dietary changes & your friends are going to a fast food restaurant don’t go. If your partner happens to love Housewives Of New Jersey & you don’t, go read a book when they are watching it!

Some things in life will need to be confronted, but sometimes the best way to deal with a problem is to just avoid or ignore it.

REMOVAL

There will be times in your life when avoiding a problem is just not viable. Sometimes in life, you have to make tough decisions, but usually, the tough decisions result in the biggest impact.

Sometimes friendships & relationships end. Sometimes a career is having such a negative impact on your life that you will have to leave. Sometimes you have to stop relying on will power to help you through your diet & throw out them chocolate chip cookies.

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Your life is your responsibility & when certain things have a constant negative impact on you, you will have to make a decision- am I going to accept this or remove it & move on.

This can be one of the hardest things a person can do, but when you take note of things, people & places that impact your life in a bad way & do your best to remove them, your life will change for the better.

LIFESTYLE

The first step for lifestyle is finding out what lifestyle you really want, a lot of people go into adulthood without knowing what they want or what they stand for.

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Lifestyle will affect your health, wealth & relationships so it’s important if you want to lead a fulfilling life that you know what you want & build a lifestyle around that.

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