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Hell is Other People

Postby athena777 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:26 am

When I'm alone or at least not talking to the people in the room I feel at peace. I'm present, just experiencing the joy of being.

But when I'm talking people, especially my mom, I feel so unhappy. They're constantly attacking me, harassing me, complaining, picking fights...I start to feel like the present moment sucks and that life is pointless.

What can I do?
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Re: Hell is Other People

Postby turiya » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:33 am

Other people are not here to make us happy. They're here to make us conscious.

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Re: Hell is Other People

Postby athena777 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:32 am

What's the point of being conscious? To be happy?
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Re: Hell is Other People

Postby athena777 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:51 am

I really feel miserable when i deal with them. Can I just stay away from them?
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Re: Hell is Other People

Postby rachMiel » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:45 pm

> Hell is Other People

It might feel that way ... but is it true? How much of the "hell of other people" do you/I create via our conditioned thinking?

That said, I'll pass on something a teacher passed on to me (and his teacher to him, all the way back):

A noxious state of mind is like a contagious physical illness. If you have the flu would you hang out with friends? Likewise if a person/people around you are sick and contagious, would you hang out with them?
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily ...
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Re: Hell is Other People

Postby turiya » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:48 am

What's the point of being conscious? To be happy? - athena777


Being conscious brings an end to suffering. Happiness/joy may or may not arise in you when suffering ends.
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Re: Hell is Other People

Postby Onceler » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:21 am

turiya wrote:
What's the point of being conscious? To be happy? - athena777


Being conscious brings an end to suffering. Happiness/joy may or may not arise in you when suffering ends.


Amen.
Be present, be pleasant.
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