Joy And Suffering

We cannot escape suffering in this life.  Suffering is an inevitability.  It cannot be avoided.  It is in us and around us.   Suffering is inherent in the choices we make and the choices we do not make.  This does not mean that suffering should be sought out, celebrated, or enjoyed, however. While suffering is an…

Transforming Our Flaws

There will always be certain things about ourselves that we would gladly change if we could, but, for whatever reason, we are unable to do so. They follow us everywhere we go, gnawing at our heals and weighing us down. The harder we try to get away from these attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, the stronger…

Our Difficulty

Doing the easy thing now does not make the difficult thing go away. The best time to address difficulty is as it presents itself. Waiting will not make it go away. Time does not make that which is difficult easier to deal with. Ignoring a difficult problem, task, or truth in favor of comfort, convenience,…