Fabrice's Newsletter #13
Chapter 6: Irreconcilable reasonless pain and suffering
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Breaking Free From Mass Produced Consciousness
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Irreconcilable reasonless pain and suffering
Irreconcilable reasonless pain and suffering
We have this weird relationship with pain and suffering. We try to avoid it as much as possible at any given moment as if we should live a happy life with complete bliss at all times. This is society's dream. That's the unattainable ethos and neurosis many people strive for in their lives, yet the vision of living completely happy as society has defined it for you will render you numb, locking away your taste buds to just few flavors of life, sensing your senses to only five senses, locking your soul to one story. Why deprive yourself of all that you can be?
We automatically assume that pain is bad because it doesn't make us feel good at the moment. It makes us fall down to some ravine inside ourselves, our legs and arms are broken, then we are unable to climb out of it. Then as if we anxiously await looking for the torrential rivers that are going to drown us and sweep us away towards our own oblivion if we let that pain in. That's how we view pain, we feel that we can predict it so we try to avoid it as much as possible. Society has not taught us the language of our own being. The words to your pain and interpreting the pathway towards your healing.
We try to escape pain and run away from it as if it's the worst thing possible. Have you ever tried to sit with your pain, that pulsating wave of lava that moves your temperament and extinguishes your light. It can birth new worlds and islands in you. It can show you the way that you have been holding back in yourself for so long. It can extinguish the fear you’ve been holding deep in your chest.
Can you light your darkness with your moon? Can you find the joy in the sadness and see parts of yourself you have never seen before? This is the power and potential of pain. It is neither trash nor is it toxic. It is a messenger from the below and the beyond that has come into you to tell you more of you. Only if you are willing to heed its calling. Only if you are willing to welcome it into your garden, share your delightful meals with it and express all that it has to say readying you for something greater that you don’t know yet of.
Isn't it true most of us have the mentality that we have to curate every little aspect of our lives and engage people and experiences that are not so toxic, leave behind all the things that will overwhelm us completely and fight for those things and people that bring life to us? What we fail to understand is that pain and suffering is something so innate to the human condition.
Pain and suffering are so reasonless because society has anesthetized it, has sanitized it, it has washed it away in the gutters.
Do become so suspicious of living in a world that seeks this endless seeking away from pain.
Pain can be the goodness of the dawn in the experience. It can be the clearing of the blue sky after a storm. It can be the binding rivers of meaning of things you have not dealt with.
Society has locked away any formalities of integrating these essential shadow parts of ourselves that would lead us towards a path of us thriving as a whole being and organism. Isn’t that what you want? Or would do you want to be the rat racing endlessly in a plastic aquarium searching for the cheese hanging right above them, their stomach gurgling and their dream of reaching this dream and this facade. Do you want to be this rat racing in a closed tank being watched, thinking it’s being alive yet its growing old, passing away with time and becoming numb and fading away and never knowing the truth of the complexities that exists outside the tank? That is the plight of humanity.
Pain and its wisdom can teach us so much. It can teach us to endure. It can teach us to become more resilient. It can sharpen our tools and our minds to perceive things we had not yet seen.
Pain and suffering are signals to inform us that something has to change and evolve. It's the portal of information for which we are destroyed by and recreated.
We can never escape pain and suffering. It's something that we have to fully embrace. As it is inextricably tied to the human condition.
Pain is a highway on which we must pass to arrive at the destination we want to or didn't know we had to. We can’t fly over it, we can submerge ourselves nor dig ourselves out of us. It is a clear path right now sensing what brings you the most pain and with the right perspective we may bring about the passages of energy it unlocks within us when we encounter it or it encounters us.
The moment we are born in this world as new borns we desire touch from our parents and if we don’t receive it we scream in pain. We desire food as the pangs of hunger rise and if we don’t receive it we scream in pain. We desire sleep and a simple space and if we don’t receive it we scream in pain.
Suffering is a matter of life and it's a fact of our being. To suffer is to be human. To be human is to have felt and processed deep pain whether we are aware of it or not. Pain is where the light enters. Its is the cosmic cord that ripens the soul. Its is the flower that can bloom in us more empathy for others who have gone through pain.
The beauty of this living human is that inside of it exists an unimaginable vision of the future. This reasonless pain and suffering is the future you wanting to be born through you. It is the outworld of the cosmos moving through you and your world unfolding itself. You will feel pain and suffering because the mortality in us is continually evolving and changing and transforming through you. It yearns to move with the cosmic change.
To experience a level of pain is just another language that can be understood. One we must understand. Our natural inclination is to remove or cauterize that pain but the unconventional approach is that we must move our chariots and will with all our might towards that pain.
Dealing and engaging our pain slowly is the same as the need for food, the need to sleep, the need to be engaged in good community with other. We make pain reasonable by creating a practice of moving in us to lift it out of the dark corners of ourselves we have buried it in.
Pain and suffering should be part of the cacophony of life.
We have to be as near as possible to that pain. We have to run towards it. That pain is the universe painting itself through us. That pain is the evolution of mankind. We heed its understanding then we can evolve.
Irreconcilable reasonless pain and suffering exist because society has domesticated our emotions and our feeling of our own pain.
Bring pain into the fold of yourself, when you experience it don’t shy away from it. Find ways to express it, find ways to talk about, find ways to understand it, find ways to embody it. You accelerate the inevitable, your healing and your growth.
To embrace pain is the feel more of the world.
By feeling more of the world you can connect with everyone around you.
By feeling more of the world you can express greater parts of who you are.
By expressing greater parts of who you are, your ideas, your actions, visions, you can create a better future and a better world!
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In good spirit,
Dear Fabrice GUERRIER,
I would like to share some texts written about 80-90 years ago, that can explane some basics of HAPINESS and the PEACE in the Family and in The COUNTRY :
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– MATERIALISTIC PHILOSOPHY accepts;
‘Force’ as its point of support in the life of society.
It considers its aim to be ‘benefits’.
The principle of its life it recognizes to be ‘conflict’.
It holds the bond between communities to be ‘racialism and negative nationalism’.
Its fruits are ‘gratifying the appetites of the soul and increasing human needs’.
The mark of force is ‘aggression’.
The mark of benefit – since they are insufficient for every desire – is ‘jostling and tussling’.
While the mark of conflict is ‘strife’.
And the mark of racialism –since it is nourished by devouring others– is ‘aggression’.
It is for these reasons that it has negated the happiness of mankind.
– As for the WISDOM of the FAITH;
Its point of support is ‘truth’ instead of force.
It takes ‘virtue and God’s pleasure’ as its aims in place of benefits.
It takes the principle of ‘mutual assistance’ as the principle of life in place of the principle of conflict.
And it takes ‘the ties of religion, class, and country’ to be the ties bonding communities, instead of the race.
Its aim is to form a barrier against the lusts of the soul, urge the spirit to sublime matters, satisfy the high emotions, and urging man to the human perfections, make him a true human being.
And the mark of ‘the truth’ is accord.
The mark of virtue is ‘solidarity’.
The mark of mutual assistance is ‘hastening to assist one another’.
The mark of religion is ‘brotherhood’ and ‘attraction’.
And the mark of reining in and tethering the soul and leaving the spirit free and urging it towards perfections is ‘happiness in this world and the next’.
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According to the principles of materialistic philosophy, power is approved. “Might is right” is the norm, even. It says, “All power to the strongest.” “The winner takes all,” and, “In power there is right”(*). It has given moral support to tyranny, encouraged despots, and urged oppressors to claim divinity.
(*)The principle of prophethood says: “Power is in right; right is not in power.” It thus halts tyranny and ensures justice.
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Indeed, youth heeds the emotions rather than reason, and emotions and desires are blind; they do not consider the consequences. They prefer one ounce of immediate pleasure to tons of future pleasure.
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Destruction Is Easy; The Weak Person Is Destructive:
The condition of the existence of the whole is the existence of all the parts; while its non-
existence may be through the non-existence of one of its parts; so destruction is easy. It is because of this that the impotent man never approaches anything positively and constructively; he always acts negatively, and is always destructive.
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The Twentieth Letter :
” The highest aim of creation and its most important result is belief in God. The most exalted rank in humanity and its highest degree is the knowledge of God contained within belief in God. The most radiant happiness and sweetest bounty for jinn and human beings is the love of God contained within the knowledge of God. And the purest joy for the human spirit and the sheerest delight for man’s heart is the rapture of the spirit contained within the love of God. Yes, all true happiness, pure joy, sweet bounties, and untroubled pleasure lie in knowledge of God and love of God; they cannot exist without them.
The person who knows and loves God Almighty may receive endless bounties, happiness, lights, and mysteries. While the one who does not truly know and love him is afflicted spiritually and materially by endless misery, pain, and fears. Even if such an impotent, miserable person owned the whole world, it would be worth nothing for him, for it would seem to him that he was living a fruitless life among the vagrant human race in a wretched world without owner or protector. Everyone may understand just how forlorn and baffled is man among the aimless human race in this bewildering fleeting world if he does not know his Owner, if he does not discover his Master. But if he does discover and know Him, he will seek refuge in His mercy and will rely on His power. The desolate world will turn into a place of recreation and pleasure, it will become a place of trade for the hereafter.
Each of the eleven phrases of the above-mentioned sentence affirming divine unity contains some good news. And in the good news lies a cure, while in each of those cures a spritual pleasure is to be found.
THE FIRST PHRASE: “There is God”
This phrase conveys the following good news to the human spirit, suffering as it does countless needs and the attacks of innumerable enemies. On the one hand the spirit finds a place of recourse, a source of help, through which is opened to it the door of a treasury of mercy that will guarantee all its needs. While on the other it finds a support and source of strength, for the phrase makes known its Creator and True Object of Worship, who possesses the absolute power to secure it from the evil of all its enemies; it shows its master, and who it is that owns it. Through pointing this out, the phrase saves the heart from utter desolation and the spirit from aching sorrow; it ensures an eternal joy, a perpetual happiness.
THE SECOND PHRASE: “He is One”
This phrase announces the following good news, which is both healing and a source of happiness:
Man’s spirit and heart, which are connected to most of the creatures in the universe and are almost overwhelmed in misery and confusion on account of this connection, find in the phrase “He is One” a refuge and protector that will deliver them from all the confusion and bewilderment.
That is to say, it is as if “He is One” is saying to man: God is One. Do not wear yourself out having recourse to other things; do not demean yourself and feel indebted to them; do not flatter them and fawn on them and humiliate yourself; do not fear them and tremble before them; for the Monarch of the universe is One, the key to all things is with Him, the reins of all things are in His hand, everything will be resolved by His command. If you find Him, you will be saved from endless indebtedness, countless fears.
THE THIRD PHRASE: “He has no partner”