Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Possibilities are Endless~ Buddhist Thought for the Day



"The Buddhist tradition teaches the truth of impermanence, or the transitory nature of things. The past is gone and the future has not yet happened, so we work with what is here -- the present situation. This actually helps us not to categorize or theorize. A fresh, living situation is taking place all the time, on the spot. This noncategorical approach comes from being fully here, rather than trying to reconnect with past events. We don't have to look back to the past in order to see what people are made out of. Human beings speak for themselves, on the spot."


~Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche


I love this quote because it reminds me that
every moment in our lives is filled with choice.
Think on that regularly~ Every single second
gives us a myriad of options
that can grow into a kaleidoscope
of different colors, shapes and patterns
that touch our lives.

And rather than going back and holding on to an old story,
we are free in every moment to make things new,
to create our lives filled with the things, people,
ideas and creative projects
that we want and love.

Sometimes living in the present moment
can make things a little wonky.
Things change~ but that's the beauty!

Impermenance is the only thing we can count on
so we might as well get comfortable with it.

Our evolution depends on it!

My new motto lately:
'The Possibilities are Endless!'

4 comments:

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

When you think about it, it seems so easy...buy yet it is so difficult for most people.

Your motto is a good one, Kirsten!

Catherine

Ariadone said...

Beautiful...I'm with you. Thank you.
Your music moves my heart like a flowing dancer.....
Lieve groeten
Godeliva van Ariadone

Carla said...

Nice reminder. I needed that today. Sometimes we get so caught up in it all when need to be brought back to now. thanks Carla

Ingrid Mida said...

We can all use a reminder to live in the moment. I like to tell myself that happiness is measured in moments.