Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional

lights celebrate healing. Suffering is optionalThe Buddhist phrase, “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional,” has set me to thinking. Events will just happen, they are part of “what is”. There will sometimes be pain. The latest understanding is that the brain creates pain from a perception of threat. It is part of our protective mechanism. Suffering comes from our reaction to our pain.

We can choose to be at peace, whatever comes.… Read the rest