My thoughts about culture and our present conditions. As Dianne Moore says in Learning to Love a Wounded World, "This requires a willingness to feel everything…. the horror and the beauty of what is here…. the fear and the Love.”

Embracing our sadness

"…loving is something that brings tremendous well being to all of us, to actually love somebody and feel loved, but the more… stronger that is, then the more sadness and grief there is at the loss of that person."

So grief and sadness are simply a way of recognizing the depth of feeling for someone (and to be clear, non – person animals are sentient beings too, beings that can reciprocate love too).  That’s all, it’s just a way of seeing how the good of that unbounded something manifests itself with loss.

"And such as if you put your and in fire it burns, so there’s a lot of discomfort in life. And the fundamental teaching of the Buddha was not to struggle against the pain in our life.  And that’s not the kind of news that we really like to hear."

 

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