Some have said there is honour in one’s suffering. A contentious statement that can raise a debate lasting well into infinity if we have to acknowledge that humans understanding including of themselves is limited.
What would be construed as suffering, could perhaps be a question worthy analysing before getting carried away to announce that which to many might be abstract. For a start other have categorised it into two strands that of emotional and or physical suffering.
Emotional suffering is more invisible and without being told, you may not see it on a person who is acting normal, smiling normally and perhaps eating normally with no signs of malaise. On the other side, physical suffering is more evident, quite often deduced in people by signs on their body that may include obvious injuries, scratches, or deformities. But also let’s not forget that there is this concept known as altruism, which entails one suffering intentionally now in postponement for the happiness to come later either to self or others.
The Quotes this week are from a book which back epitome states that everything has its origin in the mind. I am sure that the selected quotations below from this book will enlighten you to one or two life lessons, read and Enjoy:
YOUR INVISIBLE POWER by Genevieve Behrend
“Thus conditioned, whatever you think and feel yourself to be; the Creative Spirit of Life is bound to faithfully reproduce in a corresponding reaction. This is the great reason for picturing yourself and your affairs as you wish them to be as existing facts (though invisible to the physical eye), and live in your picture. An honest endeavor to do this, always recognising that your own mind is a projection of the Originating Spirit, will prove to you that the best there is, is yours in all your ways.”
“… ‘That you hold the key within yourself, with which to unlock the secret chamber that contains your heart’s desire? All that is necessary in order that you may use this key and make your life exactly what you wish it to be, is a careful inquiry into the unseen causes which stand back of every external and visible condition. Then bring these unseen causes into harmony with your conception, and you will find that you can make practical working realities of possibilities which at present seem but fantastic dreams.’”
“As we grow in understanding as to who you are, where you came from, and what the purpose of your being is, how you are to fulfil the purpose for which you are intended, you will more and more afford a center through which the creative spirit of life can enjoy itself. And you will realize that there can be but one creative process filling all space, which is the same in its potentiality whether universal or individual. Furthermore, all that there is, whether on the plane of the visible or invisible, had its origin in the localized action of thought or a mental picture, and this includes yourself, because you are universal spirit localized, and the same creative action is taking place through you.”
“Nothing can prevent your picture from coming into concrete form except the same power that gave it birth – yourself. Suppose you wish to have a more orderly room. You look about your room and the idea of order suggests boxes, closets, shelves, hooks and so forth. The box, the closet, the hooks, all are concrete ideas of order. Vehicles through which order and harmony suggest themselves.”