Where to look when… you are suffering
Victor Frankl saw three possible sources for meaning: in work (doing something significant), in love (caring for another person), and in courage (during difficult times). Suffering in and of itself is meaningless: we give our suffering meaning by the way in which we respond to it.
105 Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path.
106 I have taken an oath and confirmed it,
that I will follow your righteous laws.
107 I have suffered much;
preserve my life, Lord, according to your word.
108 Accept, Lord, the willing praise of my mouth,
and teach me your laws.
109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands,
I will not forget your law.
110 The wicked have set a snare for me,
but I have not strayed from your precepts.
Daily Touch of Inspirations
July 24th: Somewhere someone's dying
Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
When you cling to your desires and expectations -- even after life crosses its arms and says, "Nope" -- you suffer. We must accept that life is not always going to give us what we want.
When we give up trying to control things we can't, we feel better.
— Buddhism —