Yesterday we talked about the waste disposal of the mind. Does everything need to be disposed or can it be recycled?
Buddhists say that there is no lotus without mud, no compassion without suffering.
Recurring thoughts tell us that the processing we have might not be sufficient. Maybe rather than trying to rid ourselves of something we might change how we relate to it. This doesn’t mean that there is predetermined meaning in everything. It means that we decide to use our own suffering as a pathway to empathize with others. That we use the questions that don’t leave us alone as a springboard instead of a doomed cellar we are trying to forget.