The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Limitless opportunities

 

Why do we need to contemplate impermanence? The fact that things change does not mean we lose something. Rather, it is a sign that we have new opportunities and new options. We meditate on impermanence in order to see that the change that takes place moment to moment represents moment after moment of opportunity. The opportunities available to us are inexhaustible and limitless, and are arising continuously. We meditate on impermanence so that we can make full use of these opportunities and make good choices.

– 17th Karmapa

Nurturing Compassion: Teachings from the First Visit to Europe

One response

  1. I’ve often asked myself why we meditate on impermanence. After time, I’ve realized that I don’t need to worry about it – it will pass.
    Vincent

    January 13, 2018 at 7:20 am

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