Why Do We Suffer?
Some people feel unhappy and they don’t know why.
They feel that something is very wrong with the world and their relation to it.
They feel lost, confused, frustrated, alienated and estranged, and they can’t explain it.
They have everything and yet they want more. And when they get it, they are still left empty and dissatisfied.
They want happiness and peace, and nothing seems to bring it.
They want fulfillment, and it never seems to come. Everything is fine, and yet everything is wrong.
Frantic activity and endless running around after distractions often suppress these feelings.
Television, computer games and social media drown them out.
But when this frantic activity ceases and everything is quiet, then the dread sets in, and the meaninglessness of it all, and the boredom, and the fear weigh heavily on the heart and mind.
Why is this so?
The reason is because we really are not at home.
We are exiles.
We are alienated and estranged from our true selves.
We are not with the Spirit in the land of the living.
We are spiritually sick.
And some of us are already dead.
– Octaves Dragonfly