attachment

Attachment=Suffering

Attachment=Suffering

The first Noble Truth of Buddha is that life is suffering.

The second Noble Truth is that the origin of suffering is attachment.

When we are in conflict, we are attached to something, whether it’s money, a picture of our own future, a relationship that makes us feel whole, or being seen as right or good or smarter than the other person.  We are attached to an ideal future that we believe will bring us relief.