This post is a beautiful remembrance of a friend and moving meditation on suffering, life, and death.
In our efforts to terminate suffering — too often we can be forced to terminate the sufferer — when we were meant to liberate the aloneness of the sufferer, by choosing to participate in the sufferings — choosing to stand with the suffering, stay with the suffering, let the suffering be shaped into meaning that transcends the suffering.
The staggering truth is: Suffering is never a meaningless waste of your life, but a meaningful way through your life.Suffering is never a meaningless waste of your life, but a meaningful way through your life.
Sometimes the most painful chapters of our lives —- are the most meaningful chapters of our lives.
Suffering doesn’t have to destroy our ultimate life purpose, but can ultimately achieve our purpose in life.