I'm having a very shitty day. Emotionally blue - tending to black. Feeling horribly down, wishing for cessation, but I know that this is impermanent, I'll be okay tomorrow or the next day.
On the upside, I'm aware of it. A couple of years ago I wouldn't have been aware, so the dhamma has given me that so far. Awareness at least.
But in the meantime, can someone remind me of what I'm supposed to do/focus on/be aware of/approach/etc, to make good use of this suffering.
I guess be aware of it... try to be aware of anicca, duhkka, anatta, in the experiences, in the negative thoughts, sad/angry emotions, aching, tired sensations, etc, a la the Satipatthana Sutta.
I'm sure I know or knew the answer to this one, but in the middle of this emotional turmoil I can't quite remember.
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.