Tag Archives: unnecessary

Decoding

Suffering is thought-based, a mental activity and therefore unnecessary. I suffer because it placates my anxiety about letting go and moving on. Pain, by contrast, is not optional. The body wants my attention.

Lessness

There are two kinds of work: necessary and unnecessary. Can I refrain from unnecessary work? Refrain comes from the Latin word for bridle. Can I refrain from unnecessary speech? It’s not so easy.