Originally Posted by Maguru
I am speaking on behalf of those experiencing war or disaster. Either as heroes or victims. The wounds last for generations. The experiences are absorbed into the psyche and cannot be removed just by a change of mind.
Me, too! The people who are most effective in time of conflict, from what I've seen, are the ones who generate peace -- even if it's *only* inner peace.
(that was kind of a joke. Get it? *ONLY* inner peace?
And I agree with you that wounds can (not must) last awhile, and that the experience is not removed by change of mind, or even by time. Pain might linger, and memory is a very handy tool. It's the suffering that's extraneous
; the suffering
can be transcended in the blink of an eye.
Do you understand the difference I'm talking about when I say that you can feel pain and choose not to suffer? I've talked about it before, but it seems like you might think when I say "suffering" that I'm using it interchangeably with "pain."