Category Archives: Pain and Suffering

This is the parent category for all blog posts having to do with general states of physical or mental pain, suffering, its nature and what to do about it.

Transcendence: Rising Above Existence

In prior blog entries, I discussed ways that life is fundamentally awful and depression is a pretty understandable, Human reaction to the way things are.  That is, however, only one side of the story of our existence.  The other side is the fact that transcendence of suffering is possible for each and every one of us. The […]

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Depression: The Logic of Despair

Why do depression and despair paralyze us?   Okay, not “why,” as in, “can I have YET ANOTHER more or less useless scientific explanation of clinical depression?”  But rather, what is it about depression in the moment, in this very moment, experientially, that makes it so much better to do nothing, than to do something? […]

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Why Your Life Sucks So Bad

“What’s the ugliest part of your body?…. I think it’s your MIND!” –Frank Zappa Since time immemorial, people across the world have been asking this question: “Why, when I have enough to eat, a place to live, and clothing to wear, does life still suck so damn bad?”  As soon as we stopped hunting and […]

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