Natural Immunity From Suffering
Suffering: the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship.
Immunity: lack of susceptibility when something unwelcome or harmful happens.
Susceptibility: the state of being likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing.
As long as we (consciousness) identify with a self-image, that self-image is susceptible to relating to things through likes and dislikes, and therefore suffer. Things do not cause suffering or relieve suffering; our ideas do.
There is a naturalness within us all, which we can call pure consciousness, that can never suffer. It is perfect observation without there being an observer. Before we decide whether it is hot or cold, there is just pure experience. The experience of this pure observation is our natural immunity.
As long as we have desire, aversion and indifference, we will suffer. These three emotions are needed in the moment now to decide what to do, but when they become a fixture, they control our entire life and behaviour, causing a lifetime of subtle suffering.
When we let go of thoughts (past and future assumptions), we are not suffering. There may be pain, distress or hardship, but we adapt. That ability to adapt is our natural immunity … and it’s amazing.