It hurts, doesn't it? I mean, you really suffer emotional pain on days like those. Of course, I can tell you that a lot of your suffering is caused by vanity, pride, fear, anger – all those 900 lb gorillas that hang around waiting to leap into action. The more subtle ways you suffer is by constantly struggling to fit in physically, intellectually, financially, and socially.
What would you say if I told you that in order to enjoy your life that you're going to have to sacrifice your suffering? That's right! You're going to have to give it up. If you keep holding onto these ridiculous attitudes toward yourself, your life will always be miserable.
There are many ways to sacrifice your suffering. It doesn't happen overnight. You have to do the work. You always have to do the work. Unfortunately, no one else is going to do it for you. No one else could do it for you even if they wanted to!
This is the planet of free choice. You get to decide if you want to entertain all these negative attitudes or not. When you catch yourself going down that path, STOP and choose to think better thoughts about yourself and your world. Like I said, it won’t happen overnight, but like any attempt to do something different, consistency will cause it to eventually shift into a habit.
Once you learn how to turn the spotlight on your suffering ONLY to glean the greatest benefit from the experience, you will always be able to let go of your negative attitudes. The light will chase the dark away.