Getting space

The end of suffering that we can achieve through our practice turns out to be an end of separation from suffering.  Suffering ceases to exist when it is no longer something that we experience as impinging on our life, as an unnecessary, avoidable intrusion that we finally learn to exclude from our lives once and for all… Suffering doesn’t disappear from our life but into our life.

Barry Magid, Ending the Pursuit of Happiness: A Zen Guide

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