We cause all of our own suffering. Our suffering is caused by us, in our own mind.
That does not mean that we have control over all circumstances in our lives. While we can influence how things work out, we cannot control the circumstances.
Suffering is rooted in our desire for things to be other than they are. The difference between what we have / how things are and what we want causes us pain.
However, if we stop arguing with reality, and embrace what we have and how things are… we stop our suffering.
The problem? It is easy to say and extremely difficult to do consistently.
Just my opinion. What do you think? Let me know in the comments.
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