The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Death is the beginning of life

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Life is the companion of death;
death is the beginning of life.
Who can understand
how the two are related?
We arrive here from the unknown
and go back to where we came from.
What people love about life
is its miraculous beauty;
what they hate about death
is the loss and decay around it.
Yet losing is not losing,
and decay turns into beauty,
as beauty turns back into decay.
We are breathed in, breathed out.
Therefore all you need
is to understand the one breath.
— Chuang Tzu
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2 responses

  1. Yes, it’s so true, and clear, and yet hard to understand. Life, death – beginning, ending – on this wheel is there truly a moment of starting? Of ending?
    I visited my brother-in-law last week and only hours after I left, he died. Yet, I can still hear his laughter in my memory. I can still feel the strength of his handshake and our final hug. So, is he actually gone?

    June 14, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    • Lou

      We are just memories, stories…

      June 17, 2017 at 5:04 pm

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