Life is sweet and we cling to it, but it’s entirely possible that humans won’t make the evolutionary cut. Would this be tragic? No. Well we know that nothing lasts. Therein lies the sweetness.
Men come for counselling because they want something to change. The challenge they face is that for something to change, something needs to die. Change and death are dance partners. What ends here?
Things happen unexpectedly. We often call these things accidents. But there are no accidents. If something happened, it had to happen. Things happen for numberless reasons. They happen because the universe happened.
Hindus see human life as a passage through four stages: student (celibate), householder, hermit, renunciant. A lot of men like stage two so much they basically lose their zeal for any other stage.
What we think is not the truth. A thought is a mental formation. The best and most it can do is point to the truth. Thought forms often fight with each other. Onward, Christian soldiers! Humans didn’t start speaking their thoughts until recently—50,000 years ago, by one estimate. Okay, the Terrible Twos. Maybe we’ll grow out of it. Maybe we won’t.