Making A Loss
"When someone is making a profit, others will be making a loss."
Defining Making A Loss
Making a loss is defined here as the opposite of making a gain. For instance, it can be a situation where one buys a piece of furniture then later finding out a discount sale is on. It can also be a situation where makes a wrong investment and end up losing a lot of money. It can also be a situation where one finds out that one is getting paid less than the other for doing the same job.
This article is about addressing the suffering states of mind that one can encounter in such situations.
Making A Loss In Depth
The Suffering States of mind associated with making a loss can be said to be similar to the state of suffering called regret, making a mistake or being taken advantage of.
When one fears making a loss, one can be in a constant state of always analyzing situations when one is making a loss or not. For instance, checking the prices of one item at different stores to ensure that one is not getting ripped of, to analyze whether or not a relationship is beneficial and so forth.
When one is driven by the suffering states of mind to do these things, one is acting out of fear and unhappiness. And when the undesired outcome "a loss" is eventuated then one will further experience the suffering states of the mind.
This is not to say that the "actions" of comparing prices is good or bad. This is simply to state the fact that when one acts out of suffering states of mind then one will not be present and be happy.
After the suffering states of mind relating to making a loss is transformed and released, one will be able to do all these things not out of Suffering or fear, but rather out of wisdom. And whether an "undesired" outcome is achieved or not it will not affect one's happiness from within.
So to develop the Knowing of whether or not there are the suffering states of the mind to be addressed, one can observe for any negativities arising from within when one is making a loss.
Importance Of Addressing Making A Loss
It's important to address the Suffering states of mind in relation to making a loss.
This is because in life, we will eventually make a loss. Life is full of experiences which are unpredictable. Who knows whether or not the next day there will be a discount on an item that we have just brought or who knows when the next day our house will leak and we'll end up losing thousands of dollars on the repairs. And also we can't also be all knowing in every decision we make in life so we are bound to all make mistakes that can lead to a loss. When we live our lives with these fears in the back of our minds then we can feel vulnerable and unsafe, and angry and bitter when we do not get the outcomes that we desire.
Without addressing the suffering states of mind we can also excessively stimulate our mind, over-think every situations that comes along our way instead of just enjoying life as it passes us by. We can even block ourselves from going towards risky experiences that may be beneficial for us. We can even excessively dwell in past events in the thoughts of the things we could've done to minimize loss.
Do you experience negativity or judge yourself whenever you made a loss?
When one has a fear of making a loss, this can also drive one to self-criticize when an undesired outcome has happened. This can also drive one to live a life focusing on making profits. There is nothing wrong with this when there is internal balance, but when this is in excess the imbalance will create a lot of internal suffering.
Path Of Creator
Making A Loss In Relation To The Path Of Creator
The Path of Creator is about creating greater happiness in life at the internal level. This is done by addressing the Suffering States of the mind at the deepest level.
Life is about change.
Every moment, something is changing, even the price of that apple or bag that you have just brought.
The journey begins with becoming aware of this truth and slowly develop experienced knowledge of this wisdom from experience. As one develops the Knowing, one will eventually realize that one can never make perfect decisions. Mistakes are waiting to be made at every corner and the only thing one can really do is to simply Accept oneself when something goes wrong.
So the journey towards greater happiness will always take one back to learning how to Accept The Self - to forgive The Self and move on.
To accept The Self when one has made a decision leading to a loss.
To accept the Self when other people have made a decision leading to a loss for them or for us.
To accept that it's ok to make a loss. To forgive oneself for making a loss.
Thus the spiritual lessons behind the fears of making a loss is about learning Self-Compassion and Trust, to forgive oneself for having made silly mistakes. Once one have developed enough compassion and trustfor oneself, the fear will gradually disappear because one will be able to love themselves no matter what outcomes may result.
Experiences of making a loss, or more specifically intense experiences of losing a lot of money, friends, opportunities are great catalysts to accelerate the journey of developing Self-Acceptance. Because in these miserable situations, one will have no choice but to accept the Self / to accept the reality as is, to simply surrender to the experience.These experiences will thus help to nudge one towards forgiving oneself so that one can truly experience happiness from what appears to be a suffering experience.
Sxperiences which involve making a loss thus can help one greatly with their journey because through the attempt of pulling oneself back into Stillness each time one makes a loss it can help one to transform their habit of always reacting negatively when in such experiences. This push and pull from Chaos into Stillness will allow one to see clearer and clearer that the suffering states of the mind is there because of a lack of compassion one has for oneself.
As the Self-Acceptance grows, one will also become wiser. With Self-Acceptance, one will be able to make choices out of wisdom, rather than the fear of making a loss. And one will gradually see that experiences which lead to making a loss is simply an experience to learn from, rather than an experience to criticise oneself on.
The journey will also take one to release their attachments to the idea of gain and profit, or their attachment towards the ideas of Perfection.
The destination is towards contentment and peace within no matter what happens in life.
Develop Experienced Knowledge
Be aware of any negativities that may come up when you make a loss. And then question yourself why you cannot accept yourself or others because of this situation.
The Creator's Meditation / VipassanaLink here
When you are suffering from making a loss, simply declare to yourself that it's ok to make a loss and simply meditate and observe for any inner-resistances that comes up from within. This will allow you to develop the knowing of the reasons as to why you cannot accept making a loss.
The quickest way to transform the suffering state of mind is that each time you experience suffering from making a loss, overcome it, and try to enjoy the present moment as if the loss has not occured. The more you do this, the more the mind will be transformed.
Know and Transform The Self!
When we make a loss, it can feel like we failed in making the right decisions in life.
The Self Blessings Meditation will guide you to learn how to develop Self-Acceptance by simply practising a 5 minute Self-Acceptance technique every night.