I think we have all pondered this question at one time or another; especially after a significant loss. This question seeks out our need for an identity.
By the time A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles came to me, it served as a validation of what I had come to believe. When I started this site, I felt the need to re-read it, as it is the inspiration for the site’s name.
While the first reading was great, the second reading was amazing. I was so much further along than I realized and so much more of it became part of my consciousness.
Beneficial Beliefs Create Productive Perceptions
As you believe, you will perceive.
Beliefs are choices. When we were children, we learned our beliefs from observing our environment. We had a very small world view.
We learned our beliefs about ourselves by how we were treated and how others reacted to us. We were trained to believe certain things.
You may have inherited them by force, adopted them by default or chosen them to fit in.
Our beliefs exist whether or not we’ve examined them or chosen them. There are limiting beliefs and then there are beneficial beliefs. You can choose what you want to believe about yourself, others and the world.
I’ve already spoken a lot about the importance of listening to your bodies’ messages. Interpretation of the messages isn’t always easy though. I already recommended Louise Hay’s Heal Your Body which provides the affirmations that will help clear the mental and emotional issues that cause the physical manifestation (the message).
But that only clears the issues temporarily, unless worked on.
All emotional issues must be resolved. All negative and limiting mental patterns must be changed. So, there is no substitute for understanding how your body really works and learning the language of your body. With this wisdom your body becomes your guide to a healthy, productive and fulfilling life.
When you change the way you look at things the things you look at change.
There really is only one answer for why it is all so hard and why there is so much suffering: I do not perceive from a higher perspective.
Why is it all so hard?
What did I do to deserve this?
Why is there so much suffering and pain?
Finally, here are the answers from a higher perspective about why our individual souls may be suffering.
Are You Ready?
Can You Handle the Truth?
These sources are for those of you who are open. It’s for those of you who are ready to see things differently. It’s for those of you who are ready to remember who and what you really are. And it’s for those of you who are ready to have a difference experience of life.
Why is it all so hard? What did I do to deserve this? Why me? Why is there so much suffering and pain? In this post, I will continue the discussion of the many mental, psychological and behavioral answers to these questions.
Why is it all so hard? What did I do to deserve this? Why me? Why is there so much suffering and pain?
These are some of the big questions that haunt human-kind. Are you one of them? Here are some answers that may help you understand, and even more importantly, change your perception of life and inspire you to make changes that grow your soul.
The iconic line from the movie Jerry Maguire (Special Edition) “You complete me” has created a goal for many singles since its release in 1996. Looking for someone to complete you is the wrong goal and a very dangerous one, because it’s misleading. No one can complete you. Only you can complete yourself.
These next steps are intended to help you get to know your authentic self and to accept that self (with the possible exceptions uncovered in Step #9).
Congratulations on your effort thus far. By completing steps one through three, you should be getting to know yourself quite a bit better. These first steps were the easy part, now comes the real work: CHANGE.
Body-image and self-image are not the same; however, they have become entwined. Females tend to be self-conscious of body parts they don’t like and any that have been pointed out by others. Generally, males will use body improvement as a method of improving self-image and attractiveness. It is imperative to build body-image so that self-image doesn’t suffer.
Elective or cosmetic surgeries and enhancements have become common and the patients are getting younger.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could all just accept what nature gave us and believe that we are in the perfect body for this life?