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Suffering



As the Buddha famously said, life is suffering. Different religious and philosophical traditions have long debated about whether suffering is inevitable or necessary to the human experience and how to best reduce, avoid, or endure the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual distress encountered in day-to-day life. As such, there is a wealth of information available from both psychological and spiritual sources on how to handle the experience of suffering.

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The Three Secrets of Resilient People | Lucy Hone | TEDxChristchurch

Dr Lucy Hone is a resilience expert who thought she found her calling supporting people to recover following the Christchurch earthquake. She had no idea that her personal journey was about to take her to a far darker place.

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The Problem of Pain

In The Problem of Pain, C.S.

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Pain Not Suffering

As long as we have bodies, we will have physical pain. Buddhism promises no escape from that. What we can change is how we experience pain.

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FindCenterMental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say ‘My tooth is aching’ than to say ‘My heart is broken.’

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Why We Suffer—Mindfulness Teaching with Michael A. Singer

The mind can be a dangerous place or a great gift. In this video Micheal Singer walks you through how our consciousness handles the states of our inner and outer environments and how you can support it to help align your being.

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Wait: A Love Letter to Those in Despair

Pause, find connection, and choose peace rather than harm when you feel overwhelmed in the crashing ocean of life. You are the calm of the ocean, not the pounding wave.

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Friends, There Is Suffering

“Friends, there is suffering.” These words represent the beginning of the Buddha’s first teaching after his enlightenment. Why is the Buddha stating the obvious?

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FindCenterGod allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.

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Gangaji: The Suffering Trap

No matter what the world is telling us, if our internal story of what’s occurring has to do with being victimized, then we suffer. The willingness to tell the truth about who you are, is the willingness to no longer be a victim, regardless of circumstances.

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No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering

The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. In No Mud, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration transforming suffering and finding true joy.

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