Suffer (mindfulness post for 1/27/17)
It’s hard to imagine that our hard times are shared by anyone else, but in fact, our aloneness in our problems is an exception. The rule is that we share our suffering. When we have cancer, someone else also has cancer. When we are starving, someone else also is starving. When we are alone, someone else also is alone. We may say “ … but it’s happening to me!”. Consider that statement. Me. I. Myself. In order to accept what is happening and become joyful again, we must expand our conscious awareness beyond the borders of our small frame. We must understand that we are not alone and that what is happening is not just happening to us.