Saturday, October 15, 2011
Some Thoughts about Suffering and the Spirit I
"Positive" and "Negative" experience of the body and mind in this lifetime is not carried with the spirit and soul into other realms of existence afterwards. Likewise, physical states such as gender, sexuality, obesity, physical healthfulness and mental health/mental illness, material wealth or lack there of aren't conditions connected with your spirit or soul. The body dies, the mind dies, the beauty dies, the economic status dies. But your essence continues. The measure of true success in this lifetime is how much you have evolved, grown, learned, overcome, shared, accepted and contributed towards the evolution/growth of others. True success isn't measured by how much you leave behind when you die, but how much you take with yourself and how much others take with themselves directly or indirectly connected with you. If suffering was something "God" truly considered bad, suffering wouldn't exist.