Why Are You Suffering?

Suffering is what you spend most of your day doing.

You scoff: “My goodness, that is wrong! I’m not suffering! How ridiculous. Sure, I have bad moments and days, but I’m not suffering.”

Where has all this gotten you?

Before you answer that, answer this: Why did you pursue such things to begin with? Did you not have a roof over your head? Food in your belly? Clean water?

And this is the worst thing that’s ever happened in your life.

Society tells you to celebrate “You.” The things You can achieve; the way You can look; the people You can please. The blind are leading blind; you have joined their ranks.

Such an idea is as realistic as the hungry man filling his appetite with the world.

Hedonism. Asceticism. Buddhism. Stoicism. Why does nothing work? Why is there no lasting remedy?

The creation of “You” is the worst thing that has ever happened in your life because this is the source of your hunger.

Your back breaks as you toil to find the dream job for “You.” Your shoulders rip from their sockets carrying the baggage of relationships “You” have formed. The veins in your temples kick against your forehead when you deal with the disrespect someone hurls at “You.”



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