Lately, I have been letting this quote sink in. It is from the late 2013 movie "Her." I watched it for the first time recently, and by the time it was over, I knew that it was already my favorite film... set to replace Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I remember lying in bed thinking... "I do not think I ever need to see another movie again."
The movie depicts love in different ways... through different types of relationships. One thing that seemed prevalent throughout all of these portrayals was suffering. Reflecting on the movie after watching it once, my mind ponders that fact.... the truth of love and suffering being synonymous. Even when we experience an orgasm, the most intensely physical pleasure we can experience, our facial expression can be confused for one of pain.
Throughout my explorations in philosophy and religion, specifically Buddhism, I came across a concept on multiple occasions...
Life is suffering.
It sounds so bleak at first, but the more you explore... the more you question... the more you experience, you begin to understand the layers of that statement.