Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Realizing Impermanence

My friend and student Susan offers her musings on the spiritual path.

I experience a moment of sorrow, of loss.
This too shall pass.
I experience a moment of happiness with another.
This too shall pass.
Moments of grief, perceived love, pain, thankfulness.
This too shall pass.
The importance of being rather than collecting these fleeting images of my mind.
Ask nothing in return from them, for being alive to experience them is enough.
How difficult it is to remind myself that all experiences are impermanent.
Why, in unconscious thought, do I want an outcome out of something?
It is perfect in itself.
Fear of attaching to the non-attachment.
Even as I write these very words, the moment passes.
Nothing can be without impermanence.

Susan started to cultivate a deeper relationship with the Creator four years ago when she was introduced to the works of Eckhart Tolle's, "The Power of Now" by Jim Tolles. Her life has been transformed in countless ways since then.
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