We’ve endured difficulties. There’s more to come. Life is hard. That’s a fact.
In light of the first of the Four Noble Truths (Life is suffering), shouldn’t birth be swaddled in sorrow and death elicit a sober joy?
Death is the opposite of birth, not Life. Life has no opposite.
It would appear that Life has a design flaw: Bad things happen. But what if this is not a flaw but simply how Life is set up to be?
Buddha: Life is hard.
Alone is bespoken, an existential fact. Lonely is a loose and promiscuous fiction.
Wanting change prevents change. Change happens when we stop wanting. The essential thing is to investigate wanting, to enter the home of insecurity and introduce yourself to the tenant.