Family Secrets And Trauma
1st Noble Truth - Life means suffering. Suffering is an integral part of the human experience. Everything changes; nothing lasts; nothing remains the same over time. Even if we find love and joy, pleasure and peace, it will eventually end. People we love will disappoint us. Our bodies will change and sometimes hurt. We will have a wide range of experiences and emotions, many of them unpleasant, such as anger, sadness, shame, humiliation, and betrayal. The seasons change, daylight turns to darkness, In fact, the only thing we can truly count on is change.
2nd Noble Truth - The origin of suffering family secrets and trauma is attachment. Suffering often results from our belief that we must have things a certain way. When people, places and things are not the way we expect them to be, we experience physical or emotional pain - and - we experience suffering. Instead, if we can accept that in every life there is some pain, and our life is no exception, we can more easily accept the pain and not add to it with emotional suffering.