DON’T SUFFER OVER YOUR OWN SUFFERING
When I lived in California I studied Siddha Yoga under a very lovely Guru named Gurumayi Chidvilasananda and one of her teachings was to not suffer over your own suffering. The long and short of it is to stop wallowing.
One of the foibles of humanity is that we can and do get caught up in our own problems, angst and importance. If something goes wrong in our little sphere of life it can become the most heinous thing going on. If you aren’t sure exactly what I mean, talk to a teenaged girl and all will become clear.
Sure, things happen that make us angry and feel like asking “why me?!” but let it be known that those things happen to everyone at some time or another. Usually, once they are over, you realize that the event wasn’t really all that important in the grand scheme of things. When we suffer over what we feel is going wrong in life, the emotions that creates overpower our ability to see the good that is always there, thus lowering our overall vibration and that is detrimental to us. (Not to mention the people around us)
To recognize that we are wallowing is to be able to stop. In Evolution of Self; Journey into Mind, Body, Spirit Balance, we learn that sometimes we need to wallow or be angry but we find that it is exhausting to do it for very long. (because it lowers our vibrations) But, when it feels necessary to go through a tantrum, set a timer for no more than 15 minutes and wallow or stomp around as much as you like. (do this in private) When the timer goes off…STOP. Regain your composure and start again. It works every time. You get your frustration out without making your self look or feel foolish and then get on with your life in a more positive, clear headed, life affirming manner.
Learning to recognize wallowing for what it is gives a very powerful tool to get us to our goal of wholeness. Bright Blessings, Chessie
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