Monday, July 31, 2006

At home in your life

This is from 1,001 Meditations by Mike George:
Sit quietly and reflect on your life right now. It is changing. The future is unknown; some of your hopes will not be realized - but neither will some of your fears. Also, you are getting older. You are on a journey, moving in a landscape that itself is in constant flux. All these changes constitute "home". Take a few minutes to appreciate where you are now in your life... and feel grateful for it.

This is a meditation about impermanence. Often we perceive impermanence to be something we don't like. But think about it. Without impermanence we could not grow or develop. We would not be able to change in the ways we want to change. So let's cultivate an appreciation for the fact that things continually change.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:07 PM

    Blessing to you Ellie for your continued selfless offerings and such mindful pointing: to our sufficiency and selflessness ...

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  2. Ooops! This being my first blog I did not intend it to go out as anonymous - so here it is under my name:

    Blessing to you Ellie for your continued selfless offerings and such mindful pointing: to our sufficiency and selflessness ...

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  3. It's good to hear from you, Alastair! Thanks for leaving a comment. I hope you'll come back often.

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