Pain and pleasure are two sides of the same coin
They are interconnected and cannot exist without each other. The balance in life does not come from avoiding pain or chasing pleasure, but rather from accepting both and understanding their role in our lives.
There are two dimensions of pain: physical and emotional. Physical pain is caused by damage or injury to the body, while emotional pain is caused by trauma or hurt to the mental body. Just like a wound on the surface of the skin can hurt, deep emotional wounds can cause even more pain.
Similarly, there are two dimensions of pleasure: physical and emotional. Physical pleasure comes from experiencing sensations like touch, taste, and smell, while emotional pleasure comes from positive experiences like love, appreciation, and validation.
In life, pain and pleasure take turns to show you the diversity of experiences
Pain can turn into pleasure when we endure it for a while and then experience relief, just like taking off tight shoes after a long walk. Pleasure can turn into pain when you become attached to it and then lose it, like missing a loved one who has passed away.
The amount of pleasure you experience reflects the amount of pain you may feel when it is taken away from you. This is why it is important to practice detachment and not become too attached to any pleasure in life.
Pain and pleasure are part of the journey of growth and evolution. They are necessary for us to learn, grow, and evolve into our higher selves. Just like a butterfly needs to struggle out of its cocoon to become strong enough to fly, you too need to experience both pain and pleasure to become the best versions of yourself.
it is important to reflect on the role of pain and pleasure in your lives and how you react to them. May you often tend to chase pleasure and avoid pain, but this approach can lead to a cycle of suffering and dissatisfaction. Instead, it is important to understand that pain and pleasure are natural parts of the human experience, and both have a role to play in your growth and evolution.
Reflecting on your own relationship with pain and pleasure can help you identify patterns of attachment or avoidance, and begin to work towards a more balanced and conscious way of living
It is also important to remember that achieving a state of balance and consciousness is not a one-time event, but an ongoing practice that requires effort and commitment.
Living beyond pain and pleasure means that you have achieved a state of balance and consciousness in your life, where you are not controlled by the ups and downs of external circumstances, but rather are able to maintain a sense of inner peace, contentment, and joy regardless of what is happening around you.
This state of effortless living requires a deep level of self-awareness and mastery of your unconscious mind. By being aware of your thoughts, emotions, and reactions to external events, you can start to consciously choose your responses and actions, rather than being driven by automatic and often destructive patterns.
When you are able to let pain and pleasure come and go without getting attached to them or resisting them, you can start to experience a sense of detachment and equanimity that allows you to navigate life with greater ease and grace.
However, this does not mean that you become indifferent or numb to the world around you. Instead, it means that you are able to fully engage with life from a place of objective awareness, without being overwhelmed or consumed by the highs and lows.
By cultivating awareness and detachment, you can learn to navigate the ups and downs of life with greater ease and grace, and cultivate deeper levels of joy, peace, and fulfillment from within. This journey towards living beyond pain and pleasure is not always easy, but it is a worthwhile pursuit that can transform your lives and your relationship with the world around you.
Ultimately, living beyond pain and pleasure can lead to a deeper sense of bliss, as you learn to cultivate the state of being from within, rather than seeking them from external sources.
About Master Oneness
Master Oneness is an enlightened Artist and Visionary of Oneness consciousness, who is spreading his light and wisdom to bring awakening energy to every artist’s life.
He teaches self-realization through Transforming Art, the unique technique that combines Art and meditation.
His 16-year experience in meditation enlightened him to the essence of art, which was the beginning of the Diviners organization.
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