Suffering is Optional

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Did you know suffering is optional and happiness is a choice? Suffering over reality never changes reality. It just creates more suffering. That doesn’t mean you don’t have feelings about how things are going or not going. It means you have feelings, but don’t let them stop your action. You move through them and with them. Keep your eye on the big picture you’re working toward and take the next action in alignment with your commitment. Wash, rinse, repeat!

What’s an area you’ve been suffering in? Will you give up suffering and choose something empowering instead? What will you choose right now? I’d love to hear!

Please share your thoughts, insights and questions below. Your participation provides wisdom that all can benefit from. Thank you!

Denise Yamada © 5/2011

1 comment to Suffering is Optional

  • Nancy Youngwirth

    I do real well some days, but I live here and my
    parents are in Iowa, My Mom had a brain tumor, and it was Kidney Renal Cancer in August, removed tumor and I took care of them for several months, she was
    doing super until she got a bad cough, and now its hard to talk to her and feel so helpless.I am going to remember your quote and I will be better at it.
    Not ready to lose my parents who have been married 67 years and always healthy and super parents.
    God Bless You.

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