Around now we start receiving messages saying that Jesus is the reason for the season. Perhaps, but maybe not. In one of his least quoted directives, Jesus said, “Sell all that you have and give it to the poor.” You’d think that activity would accelerate around now.
All of our suffering is self-created. This means that we use the mind to create difficulties where difficulties do not exist. Then we use the mind to try and alleviate the difficulties that the mind itself has created. Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is clearly nuts. No problem can be solved at the same level of consciousness that created the problem.