When I spend resources trying to avoid the painful moment I am imagining, I will never know how to respond to the actual experience. Everything becomes a story about a fix to a broken fix to another useless hole. These responses to my discomfort only create a new narrative of pain for myself and others. I avoid living in an impermanent moment out of fear.
I was reminded again today that the consequences of my betrayal, secret keeping, and escalating series of lies casts a long shadow.
I know you hurt Pain is not wrong...The moment we believe something is wrong, our world shrinks and we lose ourselves in the effort to combat the pain.Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha Good day my Friend. Depending where you are, it may not feel like a good day.... Continue Reading →