Inspirational

Common Themes

Across all of our traditions and our various cultures, we all seem to benefit from some common practices. In dealing with the challenges that come with being human and living with impermanence, we gravitate toward contemplation, we create art, or sing or playing instruments.

Impermanence Is in Sight

With true impermanence or anicca (Pali), we do not know for sure what is coming. We learn to expect inconstancy. Yes, logically, as I grow older, there will be changes that will restrict my vision or mobility. Are those negative changes? My doctor described this as an improvement in my eyesight. That sounds good. Yet, if I cling to the view that this is good, what happens the next time my eyesight changes?

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