Suffering teaches us compassion for others. We understand the needs of others only through suffering ourselves. The destroyed habitats of our polluted world are the result of our striving to accumulate more and more, and in doing so, we become a prisoner of our super-ego. We need to embrce the beauty of our wounds, that create awareness of what is real about our lives. Challenging the lie is refusing to adhere to what we were brought up to believe how we are to live our lives.
Eric Gross lived in a monastery and studied under a zen master. As a seeker, he found that questioning and seeking was another trap of desire. In this video, he speaks about his breakthrough understanding about how we can be more ourselves without pressure from others.