Sunday, November 21, 2010

Constant Flux~ Buddhist Thought for the Day

(Photograph copyright: Kirsten Steen)

“Buddhism holds that everything is in constant flux. Thus the question is whether we are to accept change passively and be swept away by it or whether we are to take the lead and create positive changes on our own initiative. While conservatism and self-protection might be likened to winter, night, and death, the spirit of pioneering and attempting to realize ideals evokes images of spring, morning, and birth.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda

Needed to hear this today. And I'll take spring, morning and birth!

1 comment:

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I'm with you, Kirsten. I needed that reminder today - that everything is in constant flux. Really been feeling that movement lately.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Catherine