Feeling hurt is both sucky and awesome
Feeling hurt is a weird thing.
It can either be constructive, and help you in the long-run. Or it can be destructive if we don't know how to use it.
I'm constantly feeling hurt.
It's hard to detach myself from the feeling. But, I know that I am not the feeling. I'm the one observing the feeling.
As I learn about spirituality and what it means to be a spiritual being, I've learned that we are not our thoughts or feelings. Just as we observe a show on TV, we also constantly observe the mental chatter in our heads.
When we get really hooked into a movie or TV show, we forget where we are. We're not even aware that we're on the couch, or that we're alive. We're completely consumed in the television.
The same goes for our lives. We are spirits, or consciousness, aware of what's going on. The problem is, we've become so entrenched in our thoughts and our feelings, just like when we're consumed by the TV, that we forget that we're the viewer (our soul), not the thing being viewed (thoughts).
This is definitely a difficult concept to grasp, and one I'm really starting to work on.
As I find myself getting upset over day to day things, I'm trying to see each event as an opportunity to free myself from all the mental chatter. I'm the observer of the chatter, not the chatter itself.
Only when we free ourselves are we able to become truly at peace.
I will be diving deeper into this topic more and more in the future, but for now, I wanted to start the discussion.
Do you think about this concept at all?
Live with substance!