I often say the vast majority of our suffering is either self inflicted or happening with our full consent. I know this to be true in my own life, and in the lives of those around me, but oh boy, does it ruffle some feathers saying such things.
Revoking consent is a gentle thing, peaceful and nonviolent, and simply amounts to turning away and not participating.
No victim blaming either. I’m not saying anyone is to blame for cancer or the death of loved ones or having been used as someone’s punching bag. I’m just saying the vast majority of our own suffering is not caused from having a gun held to our head. It’s something we voluntarily come into alignment with. We consent to it, often unaware, but still we grant it permission.
Our problems in America right now are also spiritual, psychological, and not necessarily material or physical…
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