Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.
The Buddha told a parable and the teaching was:
“If you get struck by an arrow, do you then shoot another arrow into yourself?”
Each thought we have can actually change the structure of our brain.
If you don’t already meditate, take my advice: Start. It will be the best decision you ever make.
I found these statistics and felt compelled to copy them - it's mind-blowing that so much research has been done showing the benefits, yet so many people still don't practice it. If this much evidence showed a pill to be so beneficial, everyone would be taking it.
I write about human behavior, meditation, body awareness, and a variety of other things that pique my interest.