Teal: How Can I Help Reduce Suffering on This Planet?

By Teal

When we look at something across the world that causes suffering or when we look at something in someone else’s life that causes them to suffer, we feel powerless. Being empathetic, we want desperately to do something to improve the situation. But we don’t know how. The most crucial thing for us to understand is that we will never feel good about the world we live in, or about ourselves until we stop addressing suffering in terms of specific, isolated incidents. We will only reduce suffering if we treat suffering on this planet as a whole.


When you look at suffering as a whole, you will soon realize that your suffering is a part of that collective suffering. It will then become apparent that the most important thing we could do to reduce suffering in the world is to reduce our own suffering as individuals. You are contributing to world suffering when you suffer as a result of focusing on the suffering of others. Because of this, it can easily be said that the single most important thing you will ever do for world suffering, is to do whatever it takes to enable yourself to be happy.

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One thought on “Teal: How Can I Help Reduce Suffering on This Planet?

  1. Reblogged this on Intuitive Voyage and commented:
    This is a very timely message for me. About a week ago, I heard about a horrible misfortune that a family was going through. I begged for a miracle to heal them. Yet, before that I had a moment of doubt. So much suffering in the world, like children being forced to shot others in Africa. Why did God allow this level of pain. Pain often only eased by death. So I cried a painful cry pushing down the urge to cry loudly. I used all my manifestation power towards getting that miracle. Yet, why did I put faith in manifestation anyway?

    Sure in high school in religion class they explained that there is suffering in the world because of Man’s Free Will, but this answer does not satisfy me. Because a lot of suffering isn’t caused by man, but by nature.

    More recently, the argument has been introduced into my life, that there is suffering in the world for us to learn from. Yet, wouldn’t there be a natural limit to the level of pain.

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