I read a saying of yours: “Hurt feelings or discomfort of any kind cannot be caused by another person. No one outside me can hurt me. That’s not a possibility.”
What’s the best way for someone who has suffered (such as a child who was beaten or a person raped) to make sense of this philosophy?
When children (or adults, for that matter) believe the thoughts they are thinking during and after a painful event, they suffer. It is not the painful event that causes their suffering once the event is over; it is their thoughts about the event.
This is hard for some people to hear, but if you take a closer look, it is obvious. The event is in the past; the…
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