Making the most of an impermanent life

Making the most of an impermanent life

Nothing in life is permanent, it is said that change is the only constant.

Do you hold on tightly to the known and expected or relax into the change and let go?

Buddhist monks actively create intricate beautiful sand mandalas with total focus, commitment and intention, then destroy to reinforce non-attachment. To reinforce the truth that nothing is permanent.

I enjoyed this understanding by Noah Rasheta: “Rather than thinking of non-attachment as not attaching to things, think of it as not allowing things to own you. What things own you? Those are the things you’re attached to.” (https://secularbuddhism.com/understanding-non-attachment/)

What attachments are brought to your attention this week?

How does your ability or inability to adapt to change affect your capacity to flow with life and find the beauty in the moment?

How much energy do you have still invested in the past? Past relationships, circumstances, unrequited dreams, pains and hurts?

Let us observe with compassion and allow our attachments be brought to our awareness.

With love

Rest

The above Banksy wisdom appeared on my instagram feed via Marianne Williamson, this morning just after I had read these words in my daily horoscope by Anne Macnaughton of Forecasters: The weekend is often a time when we get to catch up with friends, but...

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