Day 141 "pain is inevitable"
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
"Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional" Budda
We all experience pain in our lives but for maybe 99 percent of the population, it seems clear to me that suffering is optional. One can endure the pain and act as through the pain is under control. Most likely the pain will not last. I'm not sure how many experienced constant pain, but I'm sure many suffer because of the constant pain.
But I know my mom experienced constant pain because of arthritis but she never gave up walking and lived a productive life until she died from a stroke at the age of 85. I am one of the fortunate ones who has good health in his 70's, but I know of many others who have pain but also rise above it and live meaningful lives. The choice I hope (if you have pain) will be to live meaningful lives even in spite of your pain and to be a person who inspires those around them to also live inspiring lives. May you gain comfort from pain, or find peace in spite of your pain.