Because people try to conquer others instead of gaining victory over themselves, there are problems. The Buddha taught that one should simply gain victory over oneself.
~Sayadaw U Pandita
you age with your memories and your delusions and your momentum….
inquiry for today~ speak slowly, mindfully…..as if you are becoming whole again…..
“Look at all those just-past-their-prime roses outside the window,” I said. “They are dying, and two days ago they were beautiful. It’s so sad.” “Transiency is what is true,” Joseph Goldstein replied. “Sad is just a story that you are telling yourself about it.” I don’t think it’s just a story. Of course sadness is true. And that elicits the realization that everyone and everything I love is becoming lost to me, as I am becoming lost to everything in every moment. Everything becomes poignant. Moments of my life become more precious. Everything becomes more dear.