Thank you for your feedback, Joel – we appreciate you expressing your resistance to this quote and question, as this is part of the practice. It seems to me that your experience may not actually be in opposition to the quote itself, but perhaps to the question. I think the “larger landscape” referred to in the quote leaves room for an invitation into the moment itself – perhaps the larger landscape is the place where “pain just is,” where the “now can...

Thank you for your feedback, Joel – we appreciate you expressing your resistance to this quote and question, as this is part of the practice. It seems to me that your experience may not actually be in opposition to the quote itself, but perhaps to the question. I think the “larger landscape” referred to in the quote leaves room for an invitation into the moment itself – perhaps the larger landscape is the place where “pain just is,” where the “now can hold that pain.” The question does in some ways encourage one to consider seeing beyond the now and “gaining” something from the experience like a lesson learned, so perhaps reading the quote separate from the question, will invite a new experience of the quote itself. -Rose, on behalf of the Gratefulness team.

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