Impermanence

I’m not sure that the teachings on “impermanence” are understood rightly.

Seems like a lot of people fear impermanence and undertake spiritual practice to escape loss, and try to become numb so that they won’t grieve.

But that’s not the way.

Impermanence is really the fluidity and the aliveness of life itself.

It’s not loss, it’s possibility.

And forget those ego-sops about “something-better awaiting you.” That’s just another kind of egoic goal-orientation that takes us out of our inherent connection to Being. Enter into the light, fluid aliveness of the indeterminacy and let it call-forth from you the person and qualities asked by the moment.

So the task before us is not to become indifferent, but to enter-into the fluidity and find the support that’s inherent in being instead of creating structure to manage change.

Because it’s not the thing that you are afraid to lose, but the aliveness to which you are connected by the thing. And that aliveness pervades the whole of space and yourself; an authentic practice reconnects you to your essence-nature in which your aliveness is self-subsisting. It is just what shows-up &emdash; “just there, like the moon in the window” — when we stop doing all the things that hold us separate from our own deep substance.

 

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