Beasts of Burden

We are little different than laden camels. Upon us are the myraid burdens of a life focused outward.

We’ve all experienced an uncomfortable interaction with a friend and then spent months avoiding them. When our paths again cross, the thought comes, ‘Are they still hurting.’

What prompted that question is the real issue. Looking at the other, questioning what is happening with them, is a way of avoiding the real–I am still hurting. One solution is to ask the other for forgiveness. A better solution is to forgive yourself.

Isn’t it odd that we have been taught to focus on the outer and not discover that which is happening within. And so the burdens continue mounting.

Imagine a life without burdens. The Buddhas describe such an experience as Living in Bliss.


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