Quotes, Suffering, Uncategorized, Words of Wisdom, Yoga

“Suffering is Optional”

… 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?


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