Absurdity

I’m wrestling with how much absurdity and disorder there seems to be in the world right now.

On one hand, I am trying to live in gratitude for all I have been blessed with: the chance to study, loving friends and family, a roof over my head and a bed to sleep in at night (the list is endless).

I was out for a walk the other day in the countryside and I was overcome by a sense of peace. There was no-one around. I was surrounded by and and immersed in nature. I sat and meditated for a short time on the stillness and quiet.

Yet, this isn’t the full picture.

On the other hand, everywhere I look there seems to be disorder. The global pandemic, poverty, hunger, international politics (is the list endless?)

I’m trying to come to terms with this pattern of reality. The tragic realism of great love and great suffering all around us.

It’s also an opportunity to Practise Gratitude for all that I am blessed with.

What helps you come to terms with the absurdity of reality?