Change Worth Framing
Posted by Cindy Lee Jones on / 0 Comments
It’s a funny tension that both science and at least some philosophical and even religious traditions tell us is that the world is impermanent, nothing in it stays the same, we don’t stay the same, our bodies don’t stay the same, the people that we love and the things we love don’t stay the same, that is just the truth of the matter and that there is this constant impermanence and this constant flux and some philosophers have argued over the years – we should just embrace that, we’d be freer if we didn’t try to hold that flux for a moment. I have to say my feeling about it is, part of what makes everything so precious to us is exactly the fact that we know it’s gonna disappear, we know it’s impermanent, we know it won’t last but what we love is (this) thing right now, for me the most traumatic example of this is our relationship to our children so , we know they’re gonna go, but that doesn’t change the fact that right now its this child and not any other child in the universe, just this one and I think there’s something really deep and profound about our human lives that the fact that we can do both of those things, that we recognize the impermanence but we feel the attachments that seems to give our lives that very special texture. –
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