The Propaganda of Human Suffering

I have been dealing with some losses in my inner circle of family and it’s been a down time for me. My partner is again in hospital with different issues this time but he’s going to be fine.

Yes, there is much suffering going on in the world. We hear it every moment, every second either through TV, radio, internet and in our local community because people are dropping off like flies. As Buddha said: “We cause our own suffering by wanting things to remain the same, by living in the past, by fearing death”. This is christian dogma based on a narrative that Christ suffered therefore we should suffer.

I can be sad, I can mourn the loss of someone in my life, I can see the destruction around me but never once have I thought of this as suffering, merely, a human reaction to what happens in our lives.

Christians are taught or believe that suffering makes us somehow better people. That suffering is something we must feel. According to whom? I never found anything in the bible that we must suffer. If Jesus suffered, that doesn’t mean that humans must suffer. If Jesus died for humanity, then why we do need to suffer if he’s done this for us?

Suffering is not a part of the human condition but is rather the side effect of ignorance. It’s a choice we make. Suffering is not feeling sad, you just feel sad. It’s not about being ill, you’re just ill. Suffering is believing that you’re helpless and that something has been imposed upon you. Suffering is ignorance about who you are and why you’re here. It may be part of the human experience if you chose to experience it but we gain nothing by suffering.

I have suffered much in the past because as a child I had no control over my life. But I choose not to suffer. I can feel sad, I can feel anger, I can have physical pain but that’s not suffering.

Suffering is holding on to something that doesn’t exist. The past doesn’t exist. Fearing the future that doesn’t yet exist is suffering. Suffering is about feeling victimized. It’s about believing that your god determines your destiny. It’s about calling god  and him not answering you (if you believe in that). God doesn’t function that way. Suffering is self-imposed through false beliefs and ignorance.

A perfect example is the destruction of Mosul in Iraq. The media interviews the survivors of the civilian bombing and you will hear most of the survivors thanking god for saving their lives. If god is so great that he saved your life, why did he impose such destruction upon you in the first place? If they thank Allah for saving them for death, should they not be asking Allah why he allowed the bombs to drop in the first place? This is just an example of what I consider to be human suffering brought on by ignorance or religion.

The term suffering is getting a lot of coverage right now. They want you to believe that someone or something is causing the suffering of humanity. Humanity is suffering because it believes in a savior and is so disappointed  that their savior is not saving them from whatever they are suffering from. How convenient it is to encourage us to feel “suffering”so that we can give up what little hope we have for humanity.

Suffering is a destructive thought. Suffering is not an emotion. How are you? Oh, I’m suffering. What are you suffering from? I lost my entire family in the bombing. That’s not suffering. That’s mourning the loss of your loved ones. Suffering is a biblical dogma, it’s a terminology almost the opposite of hope because when people suffer, they don’t understand why they are suffering.
Suffering is giving up on life and blaming the universe or god or our government or the cabal for our misery. Suffering is a choice. Suffering doesn’t make us better humans. We gain nor learn anything by believing suffering is exists.

What is suffering? I could define it as a syndrome of different emotions. A chronic condition of ignorance where pain is converted as suffering or experiencing war is suffering. Suffering is a terminology that was created for us to believe we are powerless and that some thing or someone determines our fate.

The laws of nature don’t have suffering as part of a learning cycle. Suffering is a made up condition used to disempower humanity. Suffering is ignorance. Suffering is victimhood. You choose to suffer but you can’t define what it means. Suffering is a list of symptoms combined and by adding them all together, we simply give suffering more power.

Suffering is used against us. It’s imposed upon us just like former US president Obama sold his “change”. He sure made changes in the US but they weren’t good changes. He empowered the term suffering by creating more wars, destroying more countries and convincing those of us watching that suffering is part of the human condition. It is not. It is a choice. Get over it. Humanity get off your knees. We are much more powerful than that. We gain nothing by believing in suffering. Suffering is not an emotion. How do you define it? You can hate, you can love, you can be angry, you can be happy,  but you can’t be suffering because it’s not an emotion, it’s not something you feel, it’s a belief system imposed upon us.

Those that believe they are suffering are really believing in something that someone told them or they believe in an evil god that would allow such horrific things to happen to them.

I have been thinking about this subject for a few days now. Everyone I run into mentions it and accuses me of suffering because I lost a few family members recently. I’m not suffering. My mother was suffering in her condition of Alzheimers maybe but only because she wasn’t aware that she was still alive. Can we define that as suffering? I don’t suffer. I don’t feel that suffering is beneficial to me and I can’t define suffering as something I feel. Perhaps we can call it a syndrome of disbelief. The disbelief that we are feeble minded humans waiting for a savior to come along and save us from ourselves. Whatever you believe in is your choice, but I have yet to hear someone try and explain to me what happens to a human when they are suffering. Is being homeless suffering? What are they suffering about? How did they get into that state? And if suffering is so bad; why do we choose to experience it?

It’s all in your head. Just like hope, suffering provides no room for taking responsibility for the choices we make. Hope has no meaning just as much as suffering doesn’t. Hope is a false belief that something might change or we might get something. Nothing changes without us changing. Nothing comes without us making the effort to achieve it. Hope and suffering are simply two words used to control  humanity. I don’t hope. I desire, I imagine, visualize and work towards that what I want. Hoping for something is like sitting at an airport lounge waiting for your flight to be called. What guarantee is there your flight is on time or that you will even depart? Someone has to get the plane ready, a pilot and crew are needed and even all of those things in place, it can snow and prevent the plane from departing. That’s hope. You can hope all you want, but if you don’t know how to get there, it doesn’t help you in any way.

Suffering is just the ignorant state of a believer. They want us to believe that suffering is real. It’s a figment of our imagination because it’s not a heartfelt emotion, therefore, it’s a dilution for the ego to mess with us, nothing more.

So, now that I have ended this rant, I must let you know that I’m seriously considering leaving this blog to the Universe. It’s one less commitment and honestly, I have nothing left to rant about. I have accepted life for what it is, I create my own truths, I no longer need to convince anyone that they need to seek truth. Truth is, not all of us came here to change the world. Some of us came here to play the victims, without victims there is no need for change. Truth is, I might lose my partner and if that does happen, I need to carve out a new life for myself and I’m slowly removing myself from this virtual world. I was hoping that my readers would help and contribute with their own thoughts and ideas. I don’t have any left. I’m free. The bees are busy suckling nectar from my broccoli flowers, my lettuce has sprouted,  spinach will be coming any day, cannabis is almost ready for transplanting. What can be better than dancing in nature? Whether I end up alone or not, nature will always be around me to guide me. I’m free.

Choose freedom not suffering. Choose truth and not hope. Neither suffering nor hope will get you anywhere. It will only keep you waiting for something that will never come.

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7 thoughts on “The Propaganda of Human Suffering

  1. Hi there Ines dear…I ‘HEAR’ ya…and quite frankly, I utterly concur. I don’t personally…’do the suffering’ deal myself either. Yet I have spent many moons working to alleviate that condition in others…always with the distinct impression that…there is, as you said, CHOICE, here.

    The one constant that I have found in that task, is that it comes down to ‘responsibility’. Self responsibility. It’s as rare as ‘rocking horse manure’. Your post spurred me on to look up the meaning in my Collins Dictionary…it said ‘to endure, to persist’ with a situation…I like to be a lot more pro-active in my own world than that. You too, from the sounds of it. Well done!

    Over many years, many of my Psychic, Reading Clients have insisted that ‘you helped me’…and to a person I have insisted that…’hang on, and I am grateful for your thanx but in REALITY, ‘sober up Sunshine’…I simply directed traffic’! ‘If there was CHANGE in your world, YOU affected that CHANGE…I merely directed you to your Spiritual Spanner & Socket Set.

    Note…I have not sent ONE INDIVIDUAL to a church ‘leader’…priest or so called guru. It’s all bupkiss…and ‘middle-man’ central. Like I have often been heard to say about these religions…’Why buy a dog…then bark yourself??’ It is abundantly clear that, once you ‘join’ … the ‘headcount’ in tithes is sufficient for the ‘heirarchy’…who ‘play’ Gawd with their …’flocks’. Poingnant choice of word…is it not?? Sheep…get SHORN…regularly!!

    I have ‘had’ and now I don’t ‘have’ much at all. Yet I am in need of …NUFFIN’…and it has been a wonderful exercise in freedom…I have less to lose. I have had ‘sorrow’ but like everything else it ‘passes’. The truest words I ever heard were…’EVERYTHING IS TEMPORARY’. My ‘attachments’ are remarkably few but high ‘quality’ and I entertain no religion whatever. ‘God’ or The Divine’ has NEVER told me to put my faith in any one human…except myself. Hhhhmmnn??!! The Divine has also never mentioned the JC character…

    I take full responsibility for my living conditions and my life in general. Few do. I have been blessed with a ‘can do’ attitude and a practical nature. Most religion is selling fantasy IMHO and I cannot afford it and don’t want it. There are NO SAVIOURS…apart from that person who cleans your teeth in the bathroom mirror each day…there are no ‘free lunches’ anyhoo…so to ‘expect’ one, is to disappoint YOURSELF. WTF??

    Please accept my Empathy for your losses, I know you to be not a ‘sufferer’ but a SURVIVOR and it just looks like a better option all around. We shall all have a turn at all the ‘rides’ in this so called, celestial/earthen, megalomania driven, fun park. Bu we are ‘in this’ for varying reasons…some know theirs, others, never shall. It is, what it is…you will have CHANGED FAR MORE THAN YOU ARE AWARE OF…I promise you, this is so.

    Repeat only those things which leave one feeling…better…to continue with misery is…well…it is to continue with MISERY. Thanx…but no thanx. Politics is not the GAME OF THE PEOPLE…it is geared for us to lose…so…take your ante off the table. That…is POWERFUL and it’s a CHOICE…but people ‘worry’ about ‘what others will say’. I left that ‘party’ long ago. Pleasing others…is just NOT MY GIG!

    Humanity seems to have a rather nasty dose of excusism and entitlement mentality.’My reason for life not working out is that it’s someone elses’ fault’. Right…Roger that! Not…’I made poor choices and we are now paying for those choices’…disguised as whatever, they were. Followed by a resounding. ‘I will NEVER do that again, there is a better way to live’ silly me…I thought one HAD to be an adult to vote??? Not a pre-schooler.

    I don’t dwell on my losses and there have been plenty of ’em…trust me. I have ‘lost everything and everyone’. Yet, I go on…and those ’empty spaces’ were filled with others, some of whom actually understand me much better. I live in the moment. It may be all there is…at this stage…but I take full responsibility for myself. As do you…it is beyond honourable Ines…well done Sister.

    So, in closing, I wish to say a heartfelt Thank You for being a part of my journey…your wordsw CHANGED ME…because I wished that to occur and I’m content to meet my ‘maker’ and say…’I did my best’…you… should be likewise, Spiritually directed. IMHO…Ines. You are a wonderfully, strong, far-sighted, articulate and empathetic BEing…I have enjoyed our brief association and will think of you often and with great affection

    If your ‘faith’ is good…happy as a clam for you. Few are. Faiths are simply more mind control and ‘management’…and I don’t believe that anybody ‘died for our sins’…just that many died…UNNECESSARILY and it continues to this day…ad infinatum, ad nauseum…yet we think that ‘this’ current model of mankind is the ‘smartest ever’. I beg to differ.

    The amount of violence that has been directed by defending ‘peace’ has had me shaking my head since infancy…and the ‘get out of jail free’ card of ‘it’s all God’s will’…just doesn’t ‘cut it’…so…I say to you….I agree with you ‘take’ and your responsibilities have been met, effectively. There are ‘birds, bees, broccoli flowers and copious cannabis benefiting ‘stuff’ too…all waiting for you to…’direct their traffic’ and follow those paths…

    If you write more…I shall read it, voraciously. If you do not, I shall think…’Ah, Ines, yes…what a Woman, she’s figured out how to spread herself throughout Humanity like honey…sharing her gifts and skills. Loving, learning, and letting go when required…what a classy Lassie…may she always be free…her wisdom and wit…was well worth the trip…always, Annabelle xoxoxo PS…End of MY…wee rant…look after yourself sweetheart…xo

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    • Ah, it’s moments like this that make me re-think whether writing is worth typing out the words. The thoughts that flow from me are merely thoughts that I share hoping that some might put into action. It is comments like yours, people like you that have taken the time to stop by and write something back that make me re-consider leaving the virtual world for a natural world. I think in the end, I will continue to write but not as a commitment but as something I feel like doing because I have some thoughts to share! Thank you for all your input!

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  2. …just cruised back on the ‘wings’ of your wonderful Garden piece….I too have a very ‘wee’ garden and have just become a Muvva again…to three beautiful Cherry tomatoes and many more on the way…as Oz, heads into it’s Autumnal phase.

    I…have a reputation as being the bluntest and one of the most down-to-Earth types there are. I am also a Psychic…a R-E-A-L one…and an Empath and Counsellor. I am descended from a line of Celtic women who did this for thousands of years…that’s my certificate! That and the lives I have helped others to restore.

    I live in the tropical Gold Coast region of Australia and have a massive Water Dragon family, which just adopted me. (Huge Lizards, up to a metre long that like to swim). I get more inspiration from dirt, plants, bugs and creepy crawlies than a Hippie, Veterinarian would…and I suggest this to you with a great deal of Love. LIGHTEN UP…IT”S CRAPOLA ALL OVER…fine. We know that!!

    Think for yourself…join no groups…be as self sustained as possible (I’m workin’ on it, only moved in 5 months ago)…stay with me here…NO-ONE said you have to COMMIT to a damned thing. Take time out when you want to…write when you FEEL like it, it is only when it becomes a ‘chore’ that a skill changes from a passion to a task.

    Maybe you needed to know that ‘we’ ..that others and Humanity in general, care…done & dusted…you can put the house on it kiddo! There is absolutely no shame, drama, guilt, problem or issue with needing to feel loved. It simply underlines the many directions you have been pulled in. You’ve had a lot on your ‘plate’.

    Anyone arguing with that is already lobotomized…move on from them…don’t CLOSE doors…leave the ‘key’ in the lock and and keep a ‘Gone Gardenin’ sign handy. Write as a therapy when you…FEEL IT and that therapeutic factor is a two-way street. Sometimes, your giving…others…your getting. Got it? Good!

    Enjoyed your gardening piece enormously and thanx muchly on the dope…with Virgin Olive Oil. I never knew that…nooh…pick your lovely self up…dust yourself off…and do what will make you happy TODAY..go ‘sit in the lap of the mighty Mother’ or…not. Go DO..what that INTERNAL DIALOGUE is telling you to…and be at Peace within. It’s the only place it exists at this point…don’t let anyone remove that…yeah??

    …as for me..I’mm off to read your other article..with Love and Thanx…nooh…bugger aff and let your grief flow…it is only when we try to ‘bottle’ it that it hurts…I am sure there are so many who are feeling helpless at your situation, who may not be blessed with your acerbic wit and your obvious gift of the written word.

    Well…pppst…’THey’ told me to tell you…’YOU MATTER…HANG IN THERE’ and nooh….with a flourish of rhetoric and some good sense, I shall leap in to my day, with my long, curly red hair, waving a banner for y ou…behind me…’I’m outta here’ avagranddaydarlin’…to do otherwise would be the ultimate folly. Always, Annabelle xo

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  3. Dear Ines

    I have followed your writing for years now, and have enjoyed it a lot, basically because You have expressed my thoughts for me”. That way, they didn’t just pass through my mind and vanish into the night, I could/can re-read them on Your blog. You indeed do feel like a sister, and I thank You for making yourself known to those of us who were looking for you, because we found you, on your blog.
    Thanks very much for caring and sharing. Much love as always. Blue

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