Every transformation demands as its precondition
“the ending of a world”
the collapse of an old philosophy of life.
~ C.G. Jung
remembering a 1000 springtimes…..
inquiry for today~ where we pass each other by…..
One day my teacher Ajahn Chah held up a beautiful teacup.
“To me this cup is already broken. Because I know its fate, I can enjoy it fully here and now.
And when it’s gone, it’s gone.” When we understand the truth of uncertainty, we become free.
The broken cup helps us see beyond our illusion of control.If we focus only on the results, we will be devastated.
But if we know the cup is broken, we can give our best to the process, create what we can,
and trust the larger process of life itself. We can plan, care for, tend, and respond.
But we cannot control. Instead we take a breath, and open to what is unfolding, where we are.
This is a profound shift, from holding on, to letting go.