Understanding the True Root of Suffering: A Spiritual Perspective

In our journey through life, we often encounter the concept of suffering. Many of us believe that suffering stems from our desires, but is this really the case? Let’s explore the true root of suffering and how we can navigate it in a more enlightened way.

At the core of our being, we are passionate, inspired, and connected creatures. Every part of us is created from desire, the very force that brought us into existence. This desire is not something to be shunned; it’s a direct communication from the infinite creator, urging us to express our unique version of infinity.

When we talk about desire, it’s important to differentiate between true desires and those born out of a sense of lack. True desires are sincere inspirations that come from a place of abundance, where we no longer fear the absence of something. They are the will of the creator expressing itself through us, urging us to explore and create in alignment with our higher selves.

However, the belief in lack is where the root of suffering truly lies. Our society has built systems around protecting ourselves from something that, in reality, cannot exist in the realm of creation. This belief in lack leads us to experience unnecessary suffering, as we convince ourselves that we are missing something essential.

The key to overcoming this suffering is to recognize that everything in creation is abundant, except for the concept of lack itself. By understanding that we have never truly lacked anything, we can start to see the world through the eyes of the creator, where every situation is an opportunity for growth and expression.

So, how do we align our desires with the will of the creator? It starts with following our resonance, listening to what feels good, and trusting the process. Our true desires, when clear and unclouded by beliefs in lack, are directly inspired by our higher consciousness and, ultimately, by the infinite creator.

It’s important to remember that desire is not the cause of all suffering; it is our belief in lack that leads to pain. Desire is our hope for reconnection, the spiritual gravity that keeps us aligned with the creator’s will.

As we navigate our desires and beliefs, let’s embrace the wisdom of the Bible, which reminds us in James 1:17 that “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” This verse encourages us to see the abundance and perfection in all things, guiding us away from the illusion of lack.

The root of suffering is not desire itself, but the belief in lack. By embracing our true desires and seeing the world through a lens of abundance, we can live in harmony with the creator’s will, experiencing a life filled with inspiration, passion, and connection.

“Desire is your only hope to find reconnection; it is the gravitational pull from the one infinite creator to all of its portions to always stay connected.” – Bentinho Massaro

Summary Points

  • Suffering’s Source: The true root of suffering stems from the belief in lack, not from desire itself.
  • Desire’s Nature: Desire is like “spiritual gravity,” guiding us toward reconnection with the infinite source of creation. It is fueled by the Creator’s own desire to express and explore.
  • The Illusion of Lack: The Creator cannot create ‘lack’. Modern society often functions within a mindset of scarcity, fostering a cycle of suffering.
  • Honoring Resonance: Connecting with our true desires demands attending to our inner ‘resonance’. This means paying attention to what feels naturally good or off, a tool which aids us in distinguishing authentic desires from those born from a belief in lack.

Actions the Reader Can Take

  1. Question Beliefs about Lack: Consider: “Where do I hold beliefs about lack in my own life (finances, relationships, opportunities)? What would it feel like to believe in inherent abundance instead?”
  2. Focus on Resonance: Start a practice of tuning into your resonance. Notice how different choices, situations, and thoughts feel in your body. Do they give a sense of expansion or contraction?
  3. Experiment with Shifting Perspective: Try visualizing abundance in an area of life where you feel lack. How does this change your emotions and outlook?
  4. Meditate on Desire Choose a desire and meditate on it. Rather than focusing on the outcome, notice how the desire itself feels. Does it feel expansive and connected, or constricting and needy? This offers clues to its source.