The first of Richard Rohr’s Five Messages for Men is: Life is hard. The first of Buddha’s Four Noble Truths is: Life is suffering. The first sentence in Scott Peck’s bestselling “A Road Less Travelled” is: Life is difficult. So then: Loving life is welcoming what comes.
Difficulties and deliriums arise when we identify with our emotions, even to the extent that we become them. In the consumptive event, we don’t have an emotion—an emotion has us!
How is he when things go wrong? Therein lies the litmus test.
We’ve endured difficulties. There’s more to come. Life is hard. That’s a fact.
All of our problems are mind-made. They are mental creations. Nothing in the natural world has a problem. No mind, no problem.