The past four months have been a remarkable period of new experiences and reflections for me and I woke this morning with a deep feeling of gratitude for all the things, both painful and pleasurable, that I've encountered in this brief stretch of time. Life is a bizarre sequence of random events that sometimes organize themselves into moments of clarity and when I heard this quote this morning, it resonated in a way that I felt worth sharing. Despite the new agey language and regardless of your larger beliefs, I think there is something to this line of thought that can be good and useful for everyone.
“When your deeper sense of self is derived from Being, when you are free of “becoming” as a psychological need, neither your happiness nor your sense of self depends on the outcome, and so there is freedom from fear. You don’t seek permanency where it cannot be found: in the world of form, of gain and loss, birth and death. You don’t demand that situations, conditions, places, or people should make you happy, and then suffer when they don’t live up to your expectations.
Everything is honored, but nothing matters. Forms are born and die, yet you are aware of the eternal underneath the forms. You know that nothing real can be threatened."