Sometimes something completely shocking and traumatic happens in the blink of an eye and it leaves us feeling that the experience has been unreal.

There is a sense that perhaps we might have imagined it or that it might have been part of a nightmare we have yet to wake up from. Sometimes, reality is the hardest to accept and fantasy is more palatable.

As we wade through the various stages of denial, we feel as though we are moving through life in a daze and unable to comprehend the gravity of what happened and maybe this is the best coping mechanism.

For when we do come in contact with the utter stark reality of what happened, we might not be able to bear it and end up shattering into a million pieces. Sometimes, life just doesn’t make sense and we just have to accept it eventually.

The first noble truth as taught by the Buddha that life is impermanent can sometimes be one of the hardest things to comprehend much less digest.

Maybe it is a blessing that our psyche breaks intense massive situations down into little pieces so that we are able to deal with them eventually as opposed to bowling us over with the immense severity of it.

So perhaps, it might be a blessing that things seem unreal for a while… Until we are able to process it.

(c) Niconica 2011

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