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Are you okay?

Discussion in 'Buddhism DIR' started by Geoff-Allen, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Just wondering how everyone is going. Here's an interesting article about whether or not we feel "okay" - it is a site called Lion's Roar and well-worth checking out if I am any judge :)

    Here's a little taste -

    The clue is, Are you O.K.?

    None of us is. The Buddha explained that as the truth of suffering. Having been born, we are all subject to the pain of loss, of grief, of sadness or even plain disappointment. Life is difficult. Even our joys, in their temporality, remind us of impermanence. Like the French poet Villon, we lament, wistfully, “Where are the snows of yesteryear?” We know that all the yesteryears are gone.

    Psychologists would also reassure us of the appropriateness of our “non-O.K.-ness.” Each of us carries the gifts of our heritage, our family and our culture, as well as its wounds. It can’t be otherwise. A psychologist friend of mind once said, “If you wanted it perfect, you came to the wrong planet.” I am imagining this understanding, tacit or spoken, as the cornerstone of all healing relationships.

    I’m Not O.K., You’re Not O.K.—and That’s O.K.

    You can find a LOT more of Sylvia at lion's Roar -

    Sylvia Boorstein

    All the best!
     
  2. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    I am OK, Geoff, thanks to Buddha among others.
     
  3. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I'm not okay, but its okay. =O]
     
  4. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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