A Diagnosis of Change

I am not your enemy,
though you loath the thought of me.
I have awakened you to…

A sweeter love
a bluer sky
the forgotten song of a yellow finch

You experience life more fully with me.
I have heard you say you never wanted me in your life.
Yet, you now value my presence.
~ Cancer ~

Poem by Trina Schartz

Practicing Non-Attachment

 

 

 

Two months ago, I asked a Buddhist nun, why she shaved her head.  She said it helps us to let go of attachment.

For last two months, I have thought about this practice.  It was not easy to make this decision to shave my head.  Although, I knew it would be a great learning experience toward the practice of letting go of attachment.

Having an attachment to your life creates unnecessary suffering.

We have an attachment to the food we eat, the love we share, the gifts we give, the conversations we have with others, the day we wake up to, the children we raise and the kind of car we drive. We have an attachment to whether we live or die, the sun shines, the wind blows, our child gets a part in the school play, how our hair looks and who’s on first and what’s on second.

You can set an intention and you can have a dream. The key is not to be attached.

Life often shows up differently than we envisioned or planned.  A practice of letting go of our grip on the reins of our life,  and let life unfold as it will, enables us to live without limiting the love we have to share

 

 

 

In a Blink of an Eye

Life can change so suddenly.
Yes, change is inevitable and yet, at times, I wonder why I find myself not dancing to its melody.
Change is not always the smell of rain and roses. Well at least not in the beginning. But on the other side of the perceived storm of “change” lies a rainbow. My granddaughter Faith taught me that.
Since her passing, life has turned a new page in the book called “My Awareness.”
Faith wrapped her arms around all of life with a huge heart and a smile. I am breaking the rules. I am copy writing her epigraph, and I give you permission to plagiarize.

Say yes to life and all its gifts.

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