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Month: December 2019

Suffering is Optional

When I first read the Buddhist saying, “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional”, it felt like I found the key to happiness in print. It made perfect sense to me. Perhaps it resonated so clearly because I always tended to naturally live my life that way. I am one that recovers from pain quickly. It doesn’t matter if my pain is emotional, spiritual or physical, my focus has always been to lean into feeling better rather than prolonging suffering. It simply made more sense to me. Sometimes I wonder why… Read more Suffering is Optional