Tuesday, June 25, 2013
I talked to a stranger tonight about the end of life. Why people avoid nursing homes. One of those brief exchanges that are heartfelt and open. At lot of western philosophies look to minimize suffering, but I prefer the buddhist view that suffering is a human condition that can be ended with truth and following the eight fold path. I have studied very little but what I read seem to be true: too much attachment to eating and attaining things has created suffering. There are foods that seem tro trigger my craving and my old way hedonistic behavior.
I feel I am on the path to accept the transient nature of life and simplify.
I do meet people who have come through tremendous physical suffering. I relate obesity with emotional suffering, but the physical discomfort has been advancing as I have aged. Has being overweight created suffering for you? Are you ready to come through? I am so glad I am not alone in this journey!!!