What is unconscious suffering? To me, it is when we keep repeating negative cycles of our past and we are unaware of that cycle and pattern. We find ourselves asking questions like “Why does this keep happening to me? What is wrong with me? Why can’t I stop doing stupid things?” And many other self defeating questions. How often do we THINK we have healed or over come our past hurts only to find ourselves to be emotionally reactive in the moment? Then we blame and shame others, push them away, or freak out and run away ourselves, only to calm down later and wonder what just happened. Then in the calmer state, we tell ourselves that it was someone else’s fault. They were the cause of our emotional response. And we “feel better” in the moment. Until the cycle starts to build up once again. Until “the boiling point” is reached and we find ourselves lashing out in a high negative emotional response. And the cycle continues of unconscious suffering until we become conscious of this unconscious suffering. Only when we become conscious of the cycle, can we take back our power and break the cycle of unconscious suffering.
Namaste, my friends.