Said to come from not accepting what is, instead wanting what is not, to be. Or, for that matter, what is, to not be.
The saying Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional stem from this.
Because I don’t have to suffer, in that I could simply accept what is. Straight up, 100%.
If so. Pain will be there now and again, because shit happens, but no. more. suffering.
Not if I accept what is. However painful.
I don’t think there’s a person alive (nor have ever been alive) who hasn’t ever suffered. I think we all do. It’s part of what makes us human, in integral aspect of the human experience.
And that’s the way it is. That I accept. (Funny that.)
But beyond this, beyond the suffering caused by wanting something besides what is, there’s a lovely aspect to the ability to look at something, anything, closing your eyes and seeing what it could be. Even better if you have the wherewithal to be able to figure it out, and actually. make. it. come. alive.
Weavers, knitters, seamstresses.
Chefs, electricians, carpenters.
That which is seen, beyond what is there.
Can do this.
make. it. come. alive.
Inspired by one of many meanders in episode 12 What’s made possible when seeing beyond what is of Tankespjärn with Helena Roth, a podcast of meandering conversations, this time featuring Frank Ebbert.