Everyone experiences life in their own way, with their unique set of challenges and emotional turmoil. Yet, there are commonalities in how we relate to our pain. In response to challenging circumstances, we feel a spectrum of emotions - sadness, fear, stress, or anger. Often times, we also acquire various mental burdens - trauma, emotional blocks, self-denying beliefs or self-limiting behaviours. They not only make our present moment difficult to bear, but also affect how we respond to the next set of challenges that arise.
In this way, one may find oneself stuck in a cyclical downward spiral - suffering leading to more suffering, vulnerability leading to more vulnerability. While the content of everyone's suffering is unique, the dynamics of how it arises, magnifies or dissipates, is the same for everyone. It is this shared nature of our experience that makes a path to healing possible for all. Each of us can break out of the loop of suffering and find inner peace. The first step is to discover our Infinite Self.