Pain/Pleasure — The Third Pair of Worldly Winds

Pleasure/Pain the third pair of Worldly Winds. How quickly we learn this lesson. As children, we spend a day at the beach only to cry out in pain that night because of sunburn. As adults we enjoy a game of tennis, run a 10 K, or overdo planting a garden, and then we pay for it with knee, ankle, or back pain. In our old age we enjoy each and every day knowing our time is limited, but each day carries a little or lot of pain. Its part of the price of life.

Wisdom also teaches us to now be consumed by a strong rush of the worldly wind of pain. Let it pass over and through you, recognizing it will pass and can always be endured.
The same goes for a strong gust of pleasure. It can cause us to become unbalanced. I bet each of you know of experiences where the worldly wind of pleasure causes one to lose touch with reality.
Meditation is a good tool to handle the ever-changing worldly winds of Pleasure/Pain.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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