2010–2023 Writings
by Michelle Margaret Fajkus

December 21 – Dukkha (Misery)

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What was the low point of your year? How did you heal and move forward?
The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. ~ Carl Jung

2 responses to “December 21 – Dukkha (Misery)”

  1. Low point of the year…there were a few. I would say this was another full year that my Mom was fighting cancer. Anytime for me spent in the hospital or worrying about treatments, surgery, and all that follows was a low point. The good news is as of today (she’ll get re-tested every 3 months) she’s cancer free. Looking forward to the holidays!

  2. This low point comes to mind: Loneliness and anguish in mid-March. A cheap hotel room in Panajachel, Guatemala. Sobbing over a relationship drama that turned out to be all in my head and, later, over an abandonment that was all too real.
    Here’s one thing I have learned: the grass is never greener.
    You don’t need any presents this Christmas.
    Presence in the moment — no matter if it’s a dukkha moment or a sukha moment — is the greatest gift of all.

    Learn more about Sukha and Dukkha here: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2011/12/dukkha-and-sukha/

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