Mindfulness and existentialist writings in an age of anxiety

More for what?

We live in a culture of "more". We want more of everything. More money. More power. More friends. More... The list goes on and on. Do you really think if you had more of this or that you would be happier? The truth is that having more only brings us happiness up to a point.

Finding purpose in suffering

I think it's safe to say that most people don't enjoy suffering. And when they find themselves in situations where they can either choose to suffer or somehow escape the suffering, most would choose to run away. I don't blame them. Suffering is hard. Yet there are many times in life where the alternative to suffering is unacceptable to us or is simply unavoidable. Such suffering could be brought about by any number of reasons such as the death of a loved one, struggles with regrets, insecurities we carry about ourselves or even difficulties adjusting to new life changes. For various reasons we all experience suffering. But have you ever asked yourself what your suffering is for? Have you considered that your suffering might serve some greater purpose?