Suffering = Growth

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Suffering is like weight training. By lifting weights, you are actually causing tiny tears in the muscle fibers, which the body then repairs and adapts the muscles (growth) to better handle the stimulus that caused the damage. 

For me, suffering with psychedelics is like weight training on steroids. It definitely helps with the recovery when the suffering comes in hot and heavy.

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On 3/25/2021 at 0:36 AM, BettyStreet said:

@Slade Hi, I've read/watched quite a lot of stuff re Dave Goggins and Eckhart Tolle.  Both very different men, but both indicate that suffering is essential for growth and awareness.  What I can't quite get my head round is whether we should be striving to improve ourselves as people (as Goggins suggests), or whether we should accept who we are, which is more along the lines of what Eckhart suggests.  Both men tell us that facing up to things in life and dealing with them will involve suffering at some point, which will lead to growth and awareness.   But the Goggins "way" - is this merely for the egoic mind, the drive to become the mentally strongest person that you can possibly be?  Is it necessary?  



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