So I came across a series of “life questions” which spiritual counsellors here often deal with, to do with sickness, the death of loved ones and aging. These were,
Why is this happening to me, am I to blame?
How do I keep control of my life? What if that is no longer possible?
What does my illness mean to my loved ones, how can I be myself?
How do I deal with loss and lack? How do I live on with my illness?
What is the meaning or my purpose in life?
How do I deal with loneliness?
What do I mean to others?
How do I deal with spiritual suffering?
Where do I draw strength from?
How do I deal with regret? How can I forgive?
How do I feel about life after death?
It seems to me that Buddhism has something to say about these topics, and I’m still thinking about this, trying to let my Buddhist self find a place for this. I invite you to ruminate along…