Why do we suffer?

We suffer because we have forgotten the power of unconditional love. We suffer because we would rather be right and fight than be in love. We suffer because we label every experience either good or bad. We suffer because we resist change rather then embracing it for the purpose of our own spiritual evolution. We suffer because we invest more into stocks than we do in our self-worth. We suffer because we have forgotten that we’re all family. We suffer because our innate values have gone awry. We suffer because we measure every relationship by what we can get out of it rather than what we can put into it. We suffer because the little things are no longer the big things. We suffer because we have forgotten who we are, and how beautiful we are.

We suffer because we CHOOSE to suffer.

We have the power to choose, in every moment, how we feel. We may not choose our conditions, but we can choose how we experience them and how we experience ourselves. It’s that simple. Return to love. Return home to the source–you.

You’re the source of everything you experience. You are beautiful. You are wonderful. You are magical. You are eternal. You are truth. You are you. You just need to realize those things to experience them. Never forget that…

Love Rob

“The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position.” –Leo Buscaglia

“The only demons in this world are those within our own hearts, and that is where all our battles should be fought.” –Mahatma Gandhi

Here’s one of my favorite poems about letting go. Unfortunately, I couldn’t track down the author of it. Enjoy…

To Let Go does not mean to stop caring,
it means I can’t do it for someone else.

To Let Go is not to cut myself off,
it is the realization I can’t control another.

To Let Go is not to enable,
but to allow learning from natural consequences.

To Let Go is to admit powerlessness,
which means the outcome is not in my hands.

To Let Go is not to try to change or blame another,
it is to make the most of myself.

To Let Go is not to care for,
but to care about.

To Let Go is not to fix,
but to be supportive.

To Let Go is not to judge,
but to allow another to be a human being.

To Let Go is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes,
but to allow others to affect their destinies.

To Let Go is not to be protective,
it is to permit another to face reality.

To Let Go is not to deny,
but to accept.

To Let Go is not to nag, scold, or argue,
but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.

To Let Go is not to adjust everything to my desires,
but to take each day as it comes, and cherish myself in it.

To Let Go is not to criticize and regulate anybody,
but to try to become what I dream I can be.

To Let Go is not to regret the past,
but to grow and live for the future.

To Let Go is to fear less,
and love more.