Why do we have to suffer – meaning ?

Why do we have to suffer
Young woman in despair sitting against a brick wall

Why do we have to suffer

A question
And targetting all

Why does it happen
What for

Feelings of dispair
Rebellion and Anger
When it happens to us

There is no why
It just happens

Due to accidents of nature
Like birth and death

Due to our own mistakes
Like overeating or wrong food

Due to the mistakes of others
A drunken driver hitting you in the face

It happens
It is part of our earthly condition

What matters is
How we handle the suffering

Do we numb it
Or is it a way to enter in dialogue

What is the teaching in this
What do we learn?

Is it acceptance

Or just knowing
we are not the end of story

Can we give it meaning?


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