I understand it’s hard to be in pain and deprived of joy, to feel as if you don’t have any control over your life. I also know that when we feel like we don’t have any control over our lives, it is easy to feel helpless and lose hope in ourselves and our future.
However, I also want you to know (from the bottom of my heart) that there is hope, and this hope begins by recognizing that you are not your pain or depression. You are pure light and love. Soul. And while this might seem like an impossible idea in these challenging times, I am going to show you how real it is.
First of all, it should be clear that I am not saying you shouldn’t feel your pain or get help when needed. We are not here in a physical body to run from our pain. We are here to accept it, deal with it, and hopefully transform it into a journey to become awake. As Rumi so beautifully expressed it, “the wound is where the light gets in,” which is our reminder that we are here to turn our struggles and pain into opportunities to discover our Divinity. You see, the world isn’t broken as much as it is starved for love and light. Your light.
Our goal for this month will be to learn how to look at our pain and depression from outside of ourselves. The great paradox is that we don’t fight pain or depression; we rise above it as observers. The truth is, the more we fight it, the more power we give it.
And here is the beautiful miracle: The moment we rise above our pain (viewing it from outside ourselves), we will begin to come from pure awareness.
Suffering is not something we can avoid as humans. However, we can change how we respond to our suffering—how we look at it. And how we look at it can dramatically change our whole life—becoming a pathway to a more joyful life.
I hope you will join me for this special Q&A. Let me help you discover who you really are, and how happy you can be.