I need suffering to learn.
No. It’s a story.
What happens when I take that story as true?
I think, feel and act as if I need suffering to learn.
I seek out suffering. When it’s here, I may not do what I can – what I m called to do – to ease it or let it go.
I hold onto suffering and the cause of suffering – beliefs.
I allow myself to suffer, even when I can do something about it – change in situation or inquiry.
Who would I be without it?
I would do what I am called to do to reduce/eliminate suffering, either by changing the situation or through inquiry into beliefs.
I wouldn’t have nostalgia for suffering. I would be OK with letting it go.
I appreciate clarity.
I don’t need suffering to learn.
Hm. That’s true.
At most, suffering guides attention to where I am not aligned with reality.
From there, I learn through inquiry, through clarity.
I need clarity to learn.
Yes, that’s more true.
I learn through clarity, for instance inquiry.
I need comfort to learn.
Yes, that’s true too.
–> The situations where I learned and matured the most were also comfortable, safe, allowing me to find receptivity and pay attention.