You will lose everything. Your money, your power, your fame, your success, perhaps even your memories. Your looks will go. Loved ones will die. Your body will fall apart. Everything that seems permanent is impermanent and will be smashed. Experience will gradually, or not so gradually, strip away everything that it can strip away. Waking up means facing this reality with open eyes and no longer turning away.
But right now, we stand on sacred and holy ground, for that which will be lost has not yet been lost, and realising this is the key to unspeakable joy. Whoever or whatever is in your life right now has not yet been taken away from you. This may sound trivial, obvious, like nothing, but really it is the key to everything, the why and how and wherefore of existence. Impermanence has already rendered everything and everyone around you so deeply holy and significant and worthy of your heartbreaking gratitude.
Loss has already transfigured your life into an altar.
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?
The last few weeks have been a huge time for growth, filled with exciting and frightening changes inside and out. From the outside, my world seems to be shifting and changing; I tried to control the outcome of such changes, and it only made me feel unstable and lost, so, I made a choice: I will surrender. I won’t judge things any longer. I will not seek for answers in my mind, but centre myself in breath. So for the days to come, my only intention was to breathe. In every moment of the day I just told myself to Breathe. That was all. And in my connection with Breath, I discovered something so brilliant and unique, something so simple, yet so powerful. I no longer used reason to understand my life and my Self. I entered the present moment full-heartedly through breath. And so, the world around me seemed to sway back and forth, from one thing to the next: from busy streets to busy minds, yet there I stood, present, grounded, witnessing it all with a gentle smile, with a heart filled with understanding and amusement at everything around me. I realized when I let go of thought about a situation, the situation revealed its own truth to me, and it was perfect.
I am now convinced, that for all of us, breathing through life is all we have to do. For if we breathe through life, we no longer resist life. And when we no longer resist life, Life’s truth and beauty reveals itself to us.
Have a beautiful day <3