Recently I finished John Green’s novel “Looking For Alaska”. I loved it would be an understatement. It left me wondering a lot of things. One of them was a question quite prominent throughout the book…… How to get out the Labyrinth of Suffering??
Suffering is kind of our weakness. Suffering is a great maze in which we find ourselves stuck at most times. We find ourselves in such a place where none of the four directions seem viable. Most times we ride through the suffering thinking we have over come it. But the reality is we just train our mind to feel that we have overcome it. So how do we really get out of this labyrinth that is suffering? Some believe in afterlife. That the suffering that they are undergoing now will result in an beautiful afterlife (like Karma). Some try to end it with their lives. So as not to go through all of it again. All of us choose their own ways of getting out of it. I dont agree with the views that people who end their lives are cowards. Its their way of getting out of the maze.
So what will be my way of getting out of the labyrinth?? Its a tough one and I must say I still have a lot to figure out about it. For one I agree with one notion presented by John Green that forgiveness can be one way out. We can learn to forgive people so that they wouldn’t have to live with the guilt. Someone hurts you.. you should learn to forgive them. They ought not to live with the guilt of hurting someone in their lives. My way would be to accept the suffering. to accept it as my weakness. It not wrong to be vulnerable at times. Yes i am suffering.There are no two ways about it. When we learn to accept our weakness then we can stand up against it. There is still time before I finally master it. Till them i am as stuck in the labyrinth as the rest of us.
How would You Get Out Of The Labyrinth??