Always Well Within

Calm Your Mind, Ease Your Heart, Embrace Your Inner Wisdom

Month: July 2013

A Rally Against Impermanence

yellow-candle-flowers

“One of the chief reasons we have so much anguish and difficulty in facing death is that we ignore the truth of impermanence.

In our minds, changes always equal loss and suffering. And if they come, we try to anesthetize ourselves as far as possible. We assume, stubbornly and unquestioningly, that permanence provides security and impermanence does not. But in fact impermanence is like some of the people we meet in life—difficult and disturbing at first, but on deeper acquaintance far friendlier and less unnerving than we could have imagined.”

  – Sogyal Rinpoche, Glimpse After Glimpse

Do you ever want to hide from impermanence, and pretend it doesn’t exist?  At times, I struggle with impermanence too.  In fact, right now, I want to rally against it as though my adamant refusal to accept change could single-handedly dam up the flow of this inescapable truth.

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The Heart of July: The Joy of Flowing

Waterfall flow

At the end of each month, I publish my favorite articles from around the web, books, and resources plus a mini-monthly review.  This is one small way I express my support for other bloggers who offer compelling, inspiring, and/or intelligent content.

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An Experiment in Flow

La Rouvre River

Do you get an adequate number of breaks during the year?  Everyone needs time off to rest, rejuvenate, play, explore, and, if it doesn’t scare you, infuse your life with more space.

I’m taking a break from blogging during the month of July.  I’ll also have time off from work for part of the month.  Aside from lots of rest, my main aspiration during this period is to learn to flow or, at least, get a start on it.

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