Why We Choose To Suffer In A Relationship, Rather Than End And Move On With The Flow Of Life.

Suffering is an interesting word. It is defined as the experience of physical pain and/or mental distress. The root of the word goes deeper and in many respects each and every one of us needs to understand the relationship we have with this word. I would be so bold as to point the root of the word being situated in biblical teachings and carried over through centuries of societal conditioning to become a common experience we all link with either feelings of shame or guilt. Suffering was historically always associated with wrongdoing. If we did “wrong”, it would be punished and this is a truth that is carried in every area of society to a greater or lesser degree. The degree of punishment may vary, but nonetheless the core of the experience is about using suffering as a means for change or realisation of the particular wrong doing. This is by no means a debate about the rights and wrongs in life, however the role that suffering plays is obviously too central to too many individuals and especially couples around the world. I’m always left questioning the root of the suffering especially in couples. If there is no sign of physical suffering as a consequence of “wrongdoing”, then there will be clear mental suffering, which often leaves me with the thought of how unnecessary this is.

Psyche News June 2015 

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The power of focus and the demise of having someone in your life who doesn’t share a common vision.

An interesting fact that I came across a number of years ago was that your brain does not actually know the difference between lived experience and imagined experience. Stated in another way: the neurological responses that the brain receives from lived experience and imagined/fantasy experience are exactly the same. Yet we have a multitude of people in the spectrum of our lives that always will tell us not to daydream. Yet it is this daydreaming and fantasy that is in actuality inducing a very positive effect for us. It is in fact this day dreaming that leads to the development of a positive self-image.

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