One of the Three Characteristics of Existence
I am aware of my own suffering and the suffering of
others. I recognize that I am not immune from:
Physical and mental pain
The constant changing nature of my life and this world
The inherent unsatisfactoriness of life itself
I accept this truth as the nature of being alive.
Through this acceptance I work towards being with
the suffering of all living beings and
the universal suffering of this world.
May this insight provide me the wisdom in the truth
that Life is Like This.
With this knowledge and wisdom, may I find freedom
in this truth. May I now open to the possibility that I
might lessen my own pain and the pain of others,
through following a path of
greater insight and meaning.