4 May

Sometimes it’s nice to remember…

The water does not care. 

The water does not give a shit.

It doesn’t care about my mental rumination, attachments, frustration, grief…  Or, hopefulness.

It just flows.

And, so do we.


Life does continually go up and down.  People and situations are unpredictable and so is everything else.  Everybody knows the pain of getting what we don’t want:  saints, sinners, winners, losers.  I feel gratitude that someone saw the truth and pointed out that we don’t suffer this kind of pain because of our personal inability to get things right.

That nothing is static or fixed, that all is fleeting and impermanent, is the first mark of existence.  It is an ordinary state of affairs.  Everything is in process.  Everything — every tree, every blade of grass, all the animals, insects, human beings, buildings, the animate and the inanimate — is always changing, moment to moment.”  — Pema Chodron

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