There is a lot of suffering in the world. You don’t have to look too far to see it. If you suffer, you wonder why it occupies such a huge part of your life. You wonder what it would take to make it go away. Most people medicate — and learn to live with it, facing good and bad days. One day we are up and the next day we are down. One day we are happy, and suddenly, inexplicably, we are unhappy. We write this off as “mood swings,” and dismiss if as a “chemical imbalance.” The truth is, we not only live with suffering, we don’t want to know what suffering is all about. We avoid looking at the origin of suffering because we suspect, or almost know, that the exploration of suffering will take us places we avoid like the plague.
Another Look at SufferingMay 12th, 2011 by Greg Leave a reply »