Tag Archives: Impermanence

The Way To Begin Loving Anything More

. . “The way to begin loving anything is to realize that it might be lost.” – G. K. Chesterton This is a great way to begin growing (up) as a human being: to begin really reflecting on how fragile we … Continue reading

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Love, Impermanence, Uncertainty, Fear: Which Wins?

. . I posted this over on one of my other blogs, but the topic is apropos here as well. . . . . The Buddha said: “Life is suffering.” Sickness, old age, death: these things cannot be avoided. But most … Continue reading

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How Do You Know When You’re Truly Ready to Be Part of a Deeply Loving Relationship?

Sonnets to Orpheus II, 13 – Rainer Maria Rilke Be ahead of all parting, as if it had already happened, like a winter which even now is passing. For beneath this winter is a winter so endless that to survive … Continue reading

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Practicing the Art of Losing: Are You a Good Sport in Life or Just Another Troubled Guest Darkening the Earth?

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” – Norman Cousins On this blog and my others (http://fullcatastropheliving.wordpress.com, http://aweektolive.wordpress.com), I write a lot about death, mortality, loss, impermanence. And … Continue reading

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Impermanence, Death, Love

From an early age, I have known that life is brief, fleeting, impermanent. I have had these experiences, these overwhelming intimations, where everything around me becomes viscous, where it becomes hideously obvious that there is nothing to cling to here … Continue reading

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