There is a Buddhist teaching found in the Sallatha Sutta, known as The Arrow. It says if an arrow hits you, you will feel pain in that part of your body where the arrow hit; and then if a second arrow comes and strikes exactly at the same spot, the pain will not be only double, it will become at least ten times more intense.
The unwelcome things that sometimes happen in life—being rejected, losing a valuable object or person are analogous to the first arrow. They cause some pain.
The second arrow, fired by our own selves, is our reaction, our storyline, and our anxiety. All these things magnify the suffering. Many times, the ultimate disaster we’re ruminating upon hasn’t even happened.
So fret not, I believe, is the lesson here along with living and accepting your suffering. After all, no mud, no lotus. So if your painful arrow comes from unrequited love, breathe that in, and breathe it out.
Trust in the process.
Water the flowers 🌸 in you, and in others.
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