the avoidance of pain

I want it all to be easy. 
Easeful. 
Painless.
Free of pain.

Health insurance. 
Switching phone carriers. 
Commuting.
Taxes. 
Life.

shortcuts and strategies. 
skill sets.

You can plan
make lists 
worry
avoid

But the avoidance of suffering causes more pain than the pain itself.

It’s not going to be easy. 
You can’t plan your way out of it. 
The safety you’re seeking doesn’t exist.

There is no safety, 
No danger. 
Save your energy, 
And use it to breathe.

It’s not supposed to be easy. 
No.

Not for the rich. 
The thin. 
The beautiful. 
The privileged. 
The blessed.

It’s never going to be easy.
Never.

But it’s going to be ok.

Amanda Baudier