Originally Posted by Maguru
Do you answer mine?
Do you mean, "yes, suffering is not necessary, it's avoidable, and maybe not desirable?"
If so, why do you struggle so against my encouragement to let it go?
And yes, I've been going through and answering your questions -- that has been my purpose in quoting your questions and answering them. Have you not noticed that?
I was hoping for a genuine response connected to the subject matter. What exactly is your delighted response to? I have not been addressing any delightful issues. You seem to just choose a feeling out of thin air. Any feeling, appropriate or not. |
And you got one! I am genuinely delighted by both the subject matter and you, personally. More specifically, being able to think here "out loud" -- outside the bones of my head, answering your questions about suffering and peace, allows me to examine my own beliefs, and to clarify for myself what I'm up to -- that is, Being Encouragement and Choosing Peace right here right now, regardless of external circumstance.
To me, the issues you've been addressing (people's responses to 9/11 and other challenging circumstances) are truly, madly, deeply delightful! Delightful because it's fun to watch what ways of being people choose out of all the myriad and endless possibilities. Even the choices that don't look like are working too well. And then you have the response to challenging circumstances by someone like Gene -- Wow! He is so powerful, and so delightful, in living the kind of life he wants to live, regardless of circumstance, regardless of stories of his past. We have such freedom! - even when we don't realize we are free
I find that very delightful!
And you personally, you delight me with your words and thoughts because you're making free choices, too, and finding out how things go, and you seem to be so committed to personal growth. I am also delighted by the fact that I push your buttons -- because, as I've mentioned a thousand times or so, I believe that when our buttons are pushed, there is treasure available to us. I am pulling for you to get your treasure. That's why I ask you questions about those buttons. It's great fun, like watching a movie where you're rooting for the heroine!
By the way, I'd just like to point out that you just did to me exactly what you were complaining I had done to you: you dismissed my feelings (of delight) as being chosen "out of thin air" and suggesting it's inappropriate. It's no skin off my nose that you have done that, but don't you think it's interesting that the very thing that pushed your buttons (having your feelings dismissed) is something that you are generating for others? In my experience, that's something that happens all the time when buttons get pushed -- we generate for others exactly the quality that is bugging us for ourselves.
We are so powerful!