“Experience life in all possible ways – good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don’t be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become.”– Osho
We always try to make our lives as comfortable as it could be. We buy things that make us feel happy. We avoid conflicts in order not to go out of the comfort zone. We choose only “goodie” friends who make an emphasis on only positive features in our character, and we get marry only with those partners who satisfy our “needs”…
It looks like a big illusion we live in. Life is miraculous because it has both good and bad sides. It is like a coin with white and black sides which is constantly swirling and if you don’t accept these both sides you never understand life.
We need to suffer because it makes us consider our behaviour, thoughts and the way we live. You never think about how to change your life if it is comfortable for you, but your soul needs to evolutionize and it means it needs continuous growth to become awakened.
For example, if you don’t have money now, you suffer because you can’t please your needs. So, you think how to get it, you plan how to build a business or look for a job which can make a solid financial grounding for you and your family.
Or, If you get a bad mark at school or university, you think what is wrong and try to be better next time. If you continuously get only good marks, you will get relaxed and put not so many efforts to receive knowledge. Marks are not a desirable point, it is only an evaluation of your efforts.
Becoming more and more conscious, you understand that there are no good or bad things, there is only a process of evolution and development. And if you want to experience life fully, you need to accept both sides of life, which can be called as a lesson and awarding.