Reader comment on Shinzen Young's passage ...

  • link
    On Apr 23, 2018 david doane wrote:

     We are constantly interconnected with all that is, so we are constantly affected by and affecting all that is, living and not living, human and not human.  Life provides pain.  Pain is part of life, and we are constantly affecting and affected by pain.  We provide suffering.  Suffering is how we carry and deal with pain.  Experiencing the sensory arising can be suffering of pain, be it endogenous or exogenous, in a way that doesn't add to or create unnecessary pain.  We are individual and one -- not one, not two, one and two.  It is important to know what is my responsibility and what is not, as the serenity prayer points out so well.  Knowing that is a valuable part of my spirituality and doesn't detract from it. 


Reply To This Reflection:

Search Awakin Readings

Or search by year or author.

Subscribe to Weekly Email

Every week, we send out a digest with a reading and inspiring stories to our global community of 94,207 people. Subscribe below.

(unsubscribe)

Contact Us

If you'd like to suggest a thought or want to drop us a suggestion, drop us a note.