… Or at least that’s what the bumper stickers say! And truly, I have learned that this is true: While pain is an inevitable part of life, suffering is optional. Our suffering is often created by the layer of story that we had on top of the facts of a physical, mental or emotional pain. It might be a story of self- or other-blame, or a story of self-pity. Or it might be a tale of exaggeration — making more of something than there is, creating drama. Whatever techniques we use and whatever the motivation, suffering is a choice.
What will you choose?