Optional Suffering

Lately I have had some friends and acquaintances entrust their ‘stories’ with me. Harrowing yet boldly brave in the face of adversity.  I listened with humbled respect.

These people and stories were a strong reminder that in life, pain is inevitable but suffering is optional.

Suffering manifests suffering – compounding in our own lives, others and also our environment.  It is poison but it doesn’t need to be.

It is my choice, it is your choice.  It will always be our choice.

Not having a photograph to accompany today’s post was intentional – let these words permeate through your vision and linger in your conscious.


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