Reposted from: The Healers Journal.
HJ: If you find yourself on the spiritual path, then you would be wise to learn and internalize the five truths revealed in the article below. Doing so will allow you to minimize the amount of suffering and maximize the peace and happiness you experience while navigating the paths’ sometimes turbulent waters.
What most do not realize is that in almost every case, suffering is not caused by some external force, but from our own distorted perceptions of ourselves and the world around us. For example, we set ourselves up for frustration and difficulty when we hold tightly to expectations of how life, people or events should be and yet we all do it to varying degrees. This why you often hear the Zen saying ‘go with the flow’ — meaning release expectations and simply flow with where you are being lead, without judgement. However…
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