October 11, 2010 in Writing
Have you ever been looking forward to something exciting and the day comes and goes, you enjoy yourself, but then you’re left feeling like “Great.. Half the fun was looking forward to that, and now it’s over..”? Even assuming that your excitement was warranted and the occasion was everything you were hoping or more..even then there seems to be this “anti-afterglow” and eventual panic when you realize that you must find something new and exciting to look forward to.
Yeah, I see that kind of lamentation in myself and others all the time and I’m sure it has something to do with the Buddhist idea of suffering (mourning the impermanence of moments, events, lifetimes, relationships, everything really); however, I’m also pretty convinced we can do something about this less-than-enthusiastic after-the-fact feeling..this anti-afterglow. And we MUST do something about it… Read more