Here Today Gone Tomorrow

I’d like to talk about the concept of impermanence. Like everyone else I do not enjoy the feelings of loss and disappointment. Unfortunately, at certain times in our lives we all experience them.  These days I am drawn to some degree to Buddhist teachings. One such teaching states that we are all subject to pain, but we need not be subject to suffering. The suffering comes from trying to hold on to things that need, by the natural order of things, to change.  Agoraphobics especially dislike change. We like, and think we need to keep things uniform and “in order.”  I am trying to do my best to just go with the flow, stay in the present moment and roll with the punches. How about you?

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3 thoughts on “Here Today Gone Tomorrow

  1. I have to say that change is very difficult for so many people but I can only imagine how much more difficult it must be for someone who has to deal with agoraphobia.
    Do you find that most people do not understand such a disorder if I may refer to it as such? What makes others frightened if in fact they are?
    I think the book that you are writing is an act of courage and in some ways it confuses I would think many people who do not understand how you can be almost terrified to be in certain settings and or circumstances and yet still have so much courage in so many other ways.
    I look forward to hearing more about your daily life’s sharing
    My best,
    K.M.L.

    • Good Morning K.M.L.

      Thank you for your comment.
      I don’t have any basis to think that people in general are frightened of people with agoraphobia, but they surely must get confused by it, at least at times. It is basically an “invisible” disorder, so most times people don’t have any idea what you are feeling inside. I know for myself that is true. I do not shake visbly etc. but inside I can feel like there is an earthquake going on. It’s also quirky. One day you can do something and the next day you cannot, so people often think that if you really “wanted” to do something you surely could.
      I think courage is just the willingness go to forward with your life in spite of what you are feeling or what challenge or disability you might have. I have simply learned to co-exist with my little challenge and do what I can each day to go forward in whatever area I can that day.
      Thank you for your question!

      • That was nice of you to get back to me with such a thorough answer I appreciated it. I thought the word ‘Invisible” was a good visual for me to finding a better understanding/picture of Agoraphobia.
        What if anything do you feel has been your most difficult challenge to work through because of this state of anxiety and condition? Is it the instability that you mentioned? What actually is rather positive about having Agoraphobia? I do believe all struggles contain them.
        My best,
        K.M.L.

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