Change

We resist change.

We fear the unknown.

But everything is changing all the time—

the waves, the clouds, and us.

If we are quiet and still in the moment,

we can witness change

and accept it as inevitable.

We can learn to surrender into it,

become friends with it.

That doesn’t mean that we don’t work

to relieve suffering within that change—

we might, for example, do everything we can

to heal ourselves or others from cancer,

but we try not to deny or become angry

that the cancer is there.

We can acknowledge it,

look at the choices we have,

and then act in a loving way.

~Ram Dass

(1931-pres., Mystical Bhakti Spiritual Teacher;

From: Walking Each Other Home:

Conversations on Love and Dying)

 

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