Suffering

Pain is an Opinion

Is Suffering a Mind-Over-Matter Issue?

Pain is an opinion. Too harsh? Have I no sympathy? Well, I’m not suggesting people in pain are just looking for sympathy, or that all they need is to change their attitude in order to take up their pallet and walk. Allow me to expand this concept of pain a bit. If I instead say, “Pain is an interpretation,” will I get a few minutes of breathing room?

Letting Go

Pain is Natural; Suffering is Optional

“If you let go a little you will have a little peace; if you let go a lot you will have a lot of peace; if you let go completely you will have complete peace.”1

— Ajahn Chah