Note: In addition to today’s “Ponder” please note that I’ve posted a new blog post on my SpiritSimple.com blog called “Being Grateful and Remembering that Life Goes By in a Flash of Light”. Please click here to read it.
“Each attachment makes it harder to let go, to accept the nature of change. But what would life be like if change never took place? How would that girl or boy grow up to be a productive, energetic adult? Without societal change, many of us would be mired in feudalism and slavery. If the autumn leaves didn’t fall, there would be no space for spring’s bud to take hold. Lightning strikes and causes the forest fire, which supports the natural replenishment of ecosystems. Even our own brain undergoes a process of pruning neural pathways at different stages in our life span to make space for the richness of existing and emerging circuits.
Awareness and acceptance of impermanence can liberate the spirit and help us to appreciate the preciousness of life. The more we can create a spaciousness and an acceptance of the temporary nature of all things, the less important our preferences become as well.”
Donald Altman, in “The Mindfulness Code”
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