Getting lost in the spiral of mental judgment and criticism of dualism I find this conversation about the nature and use of suffering as rather misleading. There is no good or bad in suffering or pain. It is the fire which cleanses the soul from the tarnished existence which we must endure as physical beings carrying our immortal souls. I would rather turn the conversation around to appreciating that suffering is the earthly fire which purifies the vehicle before it releases the soul on its eternal and infinite quest for perfection. The Love and compassion with which we meet others’ suffering is the air and water which stills and quietens the fire, which gives it expansiveness and freedom to be transformed before the soul ascends. Everyone’s karma is personal and therefore suffering is personal and purifying. We do not deserve to suffer because we are bad, we suffer because we have karmic debt to pay for past misdeeds. give up thoughts that are unproductive, that are self-annihilating and deprecating, that are destructive and punishing.
Only allow yourself to entertain thoughts which make room for love, truth, clarity. leave confusion to the wind, to be carried far from you, suffering doesn’t need to inhabit your mind and heart. We can be present to others’ suffering without putting our hand in the fire with them. We can stand by them in their fire without getting burned, it requires dedicated caring, compassion, and detachment. Be present to your own suffering yet allow the water and air elements to wash, temper, soften your nature and cleanse your vehicle of the pain which the suffering brings. Surrender the Suffering thoughts, suffering emotions, suffering physical identification. Free yourself of the attachments to your suffering, by changing your perception of who you are: I am not the thoughts, not the emotions, not the body, I am the soul, eternal and infinite, free of suffering and pain.
One need not suffer to appreciate beauty, love, peace, or joy. Buddha and Jesus showed us the way. Mooji points the way. MCKS gives us the tools to free ourselves from suffering. Just do it.