Yesterday's musing on impermanence resonated with many of you - in fact, it's our most popular daily musing so far!
In that spirit, I want to continue the topic today by featuring an excerpt from the book Thoughts Without A Thinker:
(editor's note - the story below has since been added to the previously referenced musing)
"You see this goblet?" asks Achaan Chaah, the Thai meditation master.
"For me this glass is already broken. I enjoy it; I drink out of it. It holds my water admirably, sometimes even reflecting the sun in beautiful patterns. If I should tap it, it has a lovely ring to it. But when I put this glass on the shelf and the wind knocks it over or my elbow brushes it off the table and it falls to the ground and shatters, I say, 'Of course.'
When I understand that the glass is already broken, every moment with it is precious."
As stated yesterday, the realization that "everything is temporary" is not a negative view. Just the opposite, the realization that "everything is temporary" helps you appreciate everything in the moment it exists, and appreciate every moment you have with it.
note: Amazon link to the referenced book.
What if we told you the biggest problem in your life is that your mind is the biggest problem in your life, and you don’t realize it?
It is. But, our online, self-paced program can help you stop being a prisoner of thoughts, emotions, and urges.
Find out more about the ABT program here.
This is an ad-free (and, pop-up free) site. If what we write helps you, please share it by copying the URL
and posting it to social media (or, email it to a friend!). Thank you!