Happy Monday, Folks! Hope you had a great weekend.
Another week begins and already I’m tired. Unfortunately, my weekend failed in the resting department because of work. I hope to get a passing mark a la restoration tonight as I turn in early.
|Where's the human version of this basket?|
The last time I managed to squeeze in a post, I started the story of my trip to an island in Korea. My parting words for that last post were: expect the unexpected, which has now become my motto because you can plan, schedule, create lists here and there until kingdom come but life has its special way of moving the universe around to make things either more difficult or more pleasant—whichever it pleases. Lately, I’ve been on the more difficult end, but I’m pressing through. I basically tell God I don’t want to suffer. And who am I to be pretentious or bold enough to demand such a thing? We all suffer along a particular scale; it’s part of the human experience.
However, I want to capture each moment that induces suffering and nullify it completely. Do I have the strength? I do if I unleash my spirit. The body and mind suffer, but can the spirit suffer? The spirit is separate from body and mind; it cannot suffer. Therefore, I want to be more in rhythm with my spirit because the body's cravings for physical desires make it weak and the mind experiences constant anguish as it conjures negative illusions of past, present, and future and the material desires of this world. The spirit moves past the suffering, transcends time, and rests in total peace and security from all negative forces.
Although my body succumbs to physical fatigue and my mind carries so much weight of an unpredictable, hazy future, my spirit unfurls its wings and glides above in faith under God’s perfect protection. That’s why I take good care of my spirit because I can either nurture its already great power or put it under harm's way by burying it beneath the weaknesses and instabilities of my body and mind. I want my spirit to shine more and more each day until it outshines my body and mind because they are the source of my suffering.
|Captured while on a train ride from a ski resort in Korea|
So, I feel better already. I’m afraid the conclusion of my Nami trip will have to come for the next post. I did not expect to write about suffering, but here's to that one mark of life, the unexpected.
What are some ways that you eliminate suffering? Do you believe it can be eliminated in this world of ours? I’d love to hear your responses. Until next time, be at peace.
Thanks for reading,