Trying to hold onto “how it was” will only create suffering and disappointment, because life is a river and everything changes.
So when we start to see the laws of nature — that things are impermanent, that attachment causes pain — we can also sense that there must be some other way. And there is. It is the way that can be called “the wisdom of insecurity.” This is the ability to flow with the changes, to see everything as a process of change, to relax with uncertainty.
Meditation teaches us to stay centered in the midst of change. Once we see that everything is impermanent and ungraspable and that we create a huge amount of suffering if we are attached to things staying the same, we realize that letting go is a wiser way to live. We realize that gain and loss, praise and blame, pain and pleasure are part of the dance of life. Letting go does not mean not caring about things. It means caring for them in a flexible and wise way.
refinishing my dreams once again….
inquiry for today~ come home again…..
Everyone should be born into this world happy
and loving everything.
But in truth it rarely works that way.
For myself, I have spent my life clamoring toward it.
Halleluiah, anyway I’m not where I started!
And have you too been trudging like that, sometimes
almost forgetting how wondrous the world is
and how miraculously kind some people can be?
And have you too decided that probably nothing important
is ever easy?
Not, say, for the first sixty years.
Halleluiah, I’m sixty now, and even a little more,
and some days I feel I have wings.