The Cause of Suffering
This is a talk by Adyashanti on how we create suffering for ourselves. Instead of asking, “What is wrong and how should this be different?” ask, “What am I mis-perceiving about this situation as it exists right now?”
“There is no belief in reality. Reality is just the way things are. You don’t have to believe anything for things to be the way they are. You have to believe things to believe things to be other than they are in order to perceive things to be other than they actually are.”
Suffering in any form is caused by a misperception, and a misperception is caused by a belief…
Ask, “Not how can I be more comfortable?”, ask, “How do I perceive more clearly?”
What we believe about most events in our lives.