Tuesday, February 7, 2012

life is challenging

Lovely excerpt from my bedtime reading last night:

"The Second Noble Truth: Life is painful or difficult because of our attachments. You suffer when you demand that life be different than it is or when you are dragged around by sense cravings. When you accept that life is challenging and difficult your suffering eases. People who live with continuous "shoulds" in their minds are ignoring the "what is" of life, namely that bosses make too many demands, babies cry, we make mistakes, it rains on the garden party, and people are capable of immense cruelty to each other, along with kindness and love."
{from If the Buddha Got Stuck by Charlotte Kasl}

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