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I am 34 years old with an intense desire to summarize life based on my experiences so far. This is quite stressful and feels like a midli…

December 13, 2016

I am 34 years old with an intense desire to summarize life based on my experiences so far. This is… by Arun Jawarlal

Answer by Arun Jawarlal:

First of all, I do not share the experiences that you have shared and I am unable to feel the pain that you are undergoing right now. I can sympathize with your pain and you are not alone. I would love to help/support you in anyway possible. I want to share 3 pieces of knowledge I have read, which can help:
Life is Dhukka/Suffering (Buddhism): Being born, experiencing life, growing old and dying and anything impermanent or anything we expect to happen causes suffering. Once we accept the fact that suffering is a part of life, we can move on. We can even try to enjoy the suffering a little bit.
Creating a Purpose (LogoTheraphy): In the book "Man's Search for Meaning", Dr. Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor has suggested that everybody has an inherent desire to achieve something great or to succeed. But not everyone can be millionaires or prophets but one can create a purpose for oneself. Helping a poor person with their education, taking care of very old people or rescuing helpless animals etc. This can help live a full life without regrets.
Challenge the Status Quo (Socrates): We live in a world which puts us in suffering. We can challenge the world. Why do things that were done in a certain way? What can be done differently? Do things that you did /usually do in a different way. Do you drive to office? Go by public transport. Do you wake up at 8:00 AM, try waking up at 4:00Am. Form a new habit, a new ritual. Challenge monotony.

Hopefully, this made a difference.

I am 34 years old with an intense desire to summarize life based on my experiences so far. This is quite stressful and feels like a midli…

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