Impermanence is life’s only promise to us

My friends, let’s grow up.  Let’s stop pretending we don’t know the deal here. Or if we truly haven’t noticed, let’s wake up and notice. Look: Everything that can be lost, will be lost.It’s simple—how could we have missed it for so long? Let’s grieve our losses fully, like ripe human beings, But please, let’s not be so shocked by them.

“IT IS NOT IMPERMANENCE THAT MAKES US SUFFER. WHAT MAKES US SUFFER IS WANTING THINGS TO BE PERMANENT, WHEN THEY ARE NOT.”

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There ain’t no free lunch

Years ago the people of a very successful civilization thought they had all the answers to success. The king called the wisest people in the kingdom together and said, “I want you to put down all the reasons why we are successful. Place them in writing so future generations will be able to read it and duplicate our success.” They worked for approximately two years and came back with the answer, and it consisted of nine volumes. Continue reading