“There is a way of undertaking things that is pleasant now and ripens in the future as pain, and there is a way of undertaking things that is painful now and ripens in the future as pleasure.” – Majjhima Nikaya 46
Perhaps when we pause to catch our breath, between gulps of sweet poison, we may glimpse the peril into which we are willfully placing ourselves and choose a wiser course. We may asked the questions that need to be asked, what sweet poison do I keep sipping? What (story, habit, person, place, thing) must I walk away from?
Holding the question, living the question, until one day we live into an answer.
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