8. How to Avoid Suffering
When you are not willing to change, life will continue to get your attention by bringing you similar situations. When you self sabotage
by ignoring the signal, next time it's a bit more noticeable. To help ensure that you don't ignore the message again, each signal gets a bit more forceful.
So change your context
by choosing to look, think, and understand things differently. Yet how often do you keep ignoring the messages that you need to change
until the signals are so loud that you get an enormous life shock! And then you complain, I had no idea this was coming.
Pay attention to the situation when it's small, when the changes demanded are less drastic and easier to handle. Respond to life's suggestions sooner rather than later! Realize that when you judge, you suffer, so stop judging.
Suffering is a verb because it is something you are doing. Yet choosing not to suffer is far more enjoyable! As you increase your awareness
, you realize you have different choices, and your suffering can then decrease. So discover how to become more aware - which will enable you to enjoy life more. And suffer less.