you always unhappy and life is painful at every turn? |
Buddhists believe that life is full of suffering, dukka, and contemplation of the roots of suffering is one of the keys to spiritual growth and enlightenment, where you will be free from suffering. To obtain the suffering free state, nirvana, you can practice mindfulness and compassion.
Keep your mind on the present task and remember the Zen saying, “Before Enlightenment chop wood carry water, after Enlightenment, chop wood carry water.” When the mind stops wandering to the past or to the future, it becomes quiet and peaceful focused on the present moment.
Hold all of creation with compassion and gentleness. Soften you perspective towards yourself and others and watch life begin to shine with joy.