My focus is on suffering, not happiness. “What?!” you might say. “Well, that doesn’t sound appealing.” I realize that, but let me explain. My life changed profoundly once I started bringing my attention to the causes of suffering rather than on a search for happiness.
Now I’m not talking about the external stuff, e.g., my job, my partner, and my annual income—I’m talking about the inside stuff. In other words, I began directing my attention to myself and my reactions rather than on others.
I stopped blaming people for my troubles and started looking at my attitudes, my coping skills (or lack thereof), my daily interactions with people, and my perspective of the world. As a result, my view of people and the world has shifted into a positive one and I experience more peace and serenity.
Things I plan to share in this space.
I plan to write a post at least once a month about my experiences. It is my intention to offer insights, suggestions, tools, and techniques to guide you and encourage you to explore the causes of suffering, acknowledge them, understand them, and work through them—as a way to suffer-less and awaken the happiness, joy, and calm within you.
- Life lessons and mindfulness
- How to navigate calmly through life
- How to process your thoughts and feelings
- Yoga and meditation
- And so much more
I strongly encourage my readers to share their thoughts and add to the conversation. Don’t be shy, leave your comments below.