A Course In Miracles talks about suffering not being real. That suffering is in our mind. How can this be so? The heartbreak we feel when a loved one dies, is that not real? The pain one feels when suffering from diseases such as cancer, is that not real?
To understand this concept you have to realize that you are not your body. You are a spiritual being having a human experience. It is your spirit that gives life to your body. Not the other way around. Your body is not real in the sense that it is not everlasting. Your body is your creation that you chose to take on in this human experience. When you suffer mentally or physically your ego is taking control. Your ego is not of God. It is your own doing. You can choose otherwise. You can choose God or Love to take control. When you do you will rise above your suffering. You now are in this world, but not of it.
You can let your Spirit, your God-Self take control. You will be aware of your body and your pain, but you will not be controlled by it. You will not be your pain, but that which rises above your pain. You will not be attached to your pain. In the midst of your suffering you will feel peace and joy.
Have you ever felt sad about something or had an irritating pain in your body that momentarily disappeared when you were intently focused on something else? That is how you rise above suffering. You focus on your Higher-Self, on Love, and you will not feel your pain although it may still exist. This is a difficult concept to grasp especially when you are in the midst of your own pain and suffering. It is one worth contemplating and understanding. It is one I, myself, am constantly expanding upon and learning from.
Diane LeGallee is a writer and creator of http://yourspiritualresourcecenter.org. Her mission is to serve others through her writing and website by helping others live a life of peace and joy. She hopes that the variety of products, articles, and insights she offers will help others to live their Truth and enhance their spiritual growth. She hopes her writings and website will provide the basis where others can reclaim their lives and have a truly joyous life experience.
She views herself as a servant of humanity. Personal growth and spiritual enlightenment have been her passion for over 20 years. She has immersed herself in hundreds of books related to these topics, and has put into practice with success many of the teachings. She has listened to hundreds of hours of cassette programs in these areas as well as attended various seminars to further her study and understanding of living life with passion, happiness, and inner peace. She has achieved a level of success in this area though our spiritual journey never ends.