dancing in the still point on the spiral journey of life

Impermanence

 

This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds.

To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance.

A lifetime is like a flash of lightening in the sky,

Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.  ~ Buddha

 

I went to New York City with a friend and returned on September 11.  People asked me if I was afraid to travel on that day.  No, I wasn’t.  It was just another day.  In no way is this meant to minimize what happened in 2001, either.

 

The way I see it is that every day is precious.  Today is a beautiful fall day.

 

Will I die unexpectedly?

 

I hope not, but it’s possible.  It’s always possible.

 

Rather than live in fear, I try to live in the now.

 

Now is all I have.

 

Even if I write like there is a tomorrow.

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Jo | Crafting the Sacred on September 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Thank you for the wisdom of living in the now – I needed that message today.
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  2. Petrea on September 24, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Beautiful reflecions Loran! Being present is such a gift to self.

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