Saturday, May 25, 2013

Your Role In A World Of Impermanence

We live in a 5 billion year old world in which everything is in constant transformation. Nothing ever remains the same and every creature on earth comes and goes. And like ourselves every nation, institution, building or other proclamations of permanence we create come and go.

If you want to make a wonderful difference in an impermanent world, don't waste your time in pursuit of fame and fortune for they too will come and go, forgotten and meaningless. Instead, do what really matters:

1) Love those closest to you, showering them with hugs and kisses, compassionate and undivided listening and with your kindness and support.

2) As we are all on this journey together, recognize your oneness with all of mankind. Offer your support including your charitable contributions of time and/or money to those in need.

3) Respect the ever transforming earth and the other creatures that inhabit it. Don't destroy habitats and don't kill and eat your fellow beings. Animals feel fear and pain just as you do as you may already know, particularly if you have a loving pet.

4) Be thankful for all of the blessings in your life. If you have your health, if you have people who love you, if you can see the many wonders around you, if you can hear beautiful sounds, enjoy the scents of flowers in bloom and if you can laugh at your own foibles and release your anxieties, you have many a blessing before counting any further.

Your time in this world is brief. Don't waste it in pursuit of things that don't matter. Become the person you were meant to be and you will find the meaning and fulfillment in your life that you have always been seeking.


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