Resistance and Suffering

Suffering is equal to pain multiplied by resistance.

Take the pain away (whether that’s physical or emotional) and the suffering stops.

But sometimes the pain won’t go. Or not for long in any case.

The other way to reduce our suffering is to take the resistance away.

Instead of turning away from the pain, instead of seeing it as unbearable, we turn towards it with curiosity.

Next time you’re experiencing pain or discomfort that won’t seem to go away, try turning towards it. Try making some space for it.

See what happens.