“Pain is inevitable suffering is optional” Buddha
We are alive and we have a body, we do have emotions and we have mind so far so good.
How does it work?
“Mind creates reality” Buddha
Because of the body mind connection we creating our own personal bodily sensations by just thinking or name situations in positiv or negative or like or dislike. It means you are by your own responsible how you feel, i.g. suffer or happiness.
For example you drinking a good bottle of wine and after while the bottle is half done. Now there are two main internal human thinking actions:
a) Yeah… very good still a half bottle to drink
b) Ohhhhh…only half left
In case a) the body will feel light with good sensations. Because this is how the body is reacting on so called happy feelings.
If the mind becomes negative like in case b) bodily sensation are more heavy and more tensed.
In terms of suffering both can be the same in both cases. In example a) some want to have back this yeah very good feeling sensations and starts craving for it. If that person can´t repeat it suffering starts. In example b) its similar the person do not like so much the created sensations and inner disquiet and starts to suffer because of it.
If you can keep your mind monolog quite means with no assessment you are in a state to enjoy fully alive the wine. You are 100% in the particular moment fully aware and how you experience the external reality within you body. If you are able understand that you are the one who has responsibility how you feel you toward to a more happy live.
It is like it is…mind interpretation can´t see it but is creating sensations. These sensations are creating again your like or dislike. Interrupting that circle means inner peace and happiness.