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.
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