How things are…


Nobody has the perfect life. We all struggle and strive to attain health, wealth and personal happiness. Yet these three big areas: our health, our wealth and our relationships are where we all get "hung out to dry" – sooner or later.

I say "sooner or later" because there have been many people I have known and whose lives I have been able to observe, from within the context of normal social interaction, and who really did seem to "have it all".

In some cases I went through periods of feeling quite envious of these folk who led – or appeared to lead – such charmed lives. Yet over a period of time – usually five to ten years but sometimes quite a lot longer - what I have noticed is that even those seemingly special ones who lead such apparent charmed lives were in fact nursing secret and private difficulties and unexpected tragedies – fractured family relationships, deaths, serious illness, sudden illness, business failure, redundancy, money problems etc.

I too have been severely tested in some of these areas.

It is as though there is an inbuilt design flaw that ensures that we all suffer at some point - one way or another.

Suffering is an integral part of the human condition

It is how things are.

There are often times when despite our best efforts, there is nothing more we can do to alleviate or mitigate the suffering that we are experiencing.

There also times when there is nothing at all we can do to alleviate it.

In these circumstances we have two powerful options:

We can resist it or we can accept it.




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