Hurt, cause of (Warriors' Experience)

Author: Theun Mares. Link to original: http://www.toltec-legacy.com/public-articles/list.html (English).
Tags: Altruism, cause, Hurt, Shortcomings, Toltec Teachings Submitted by Warriorskeep 05.02.2017. Public material.

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into Russian: Душевная боль, причина (Опыт воинов). Translated in draft, editing and proof-reading required.
Submitted for translation by Warriorskeep 05.02.2017

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Question:

Theun, can you give me some guidance on how to work with hurt when having Altruism as a shortcoming?

Answer:

LOL! Human beings, irrespective of whether they have Altruism as a shortcoming or not, are such silly, SILLY creatures, for we always INSIST upon being ever so SELECTIVE in our approach to life! So we want only the good, the happy, the beautiful etc., etc. But this is every bit as insane as wanting the sun to shine for twenty-four hours, and for it to be summer all year long! How very BORING this would be! And so too with life! How could I EVER know the FULL DEPTH of my JOY unless I also plumb the FULL DEPTH of my SORROW? :)

Those of us with Altruism as a shortcoming are peculiarly PRONE to calling forth hurt, and it is up to us WHAT we are going to LEARN from this and HOW we turn it around to work FOR us! This, of course, does not presuppose that only those with Altruism as a shortcoming experience hurt, for everyone experiences hurt.

First we need to find out for ourselves that hurt is actually an ILLUSION, the illusion being that we have been WRONGED or ABUSED in some way! And then we need to learn what is the REALITY that underlies the ILLUSION. That reality is that the only REAL hurt there is, is a LACK IN UNDER-STANDING. Once we have learned this we are, to all intents and purpose, free from hurt, for as our knowledge of life grows, so we UNDER-STAND more and more, and when we UNDER-STAND there is no hurt as such! There can be INTENSE sadness, yes, but not hurt! :)

So hurt, my friend, is the flipside of TRUE SENSITIVITY, true UNDER-STANDING! As our knowledge of life grows we begin to gain an ever-greater SENSITIVITY to everything and everyone around us, and in that true UNDER-STANDING no-one can any longer hurt one, for one can only be hurt when one does NOT under-stand and therefore one believes that one has been wronged, abused or victimised! In other words, where there is true UNDER-STANDING, true SENSITIVITY, there is NO JUDGMENT, just utter HUMILITY and ACCEPTANCE that comes from a very deep UNDER-STANDING of the whys and the wherefores of life!

Does this help, my friend? :)