Posted by: Upāsaka Subhavi | 07/21/2014

The Inevitable

Worry. Worry about business. Finances. Family. Worry about the myriad things that occupy our minds day in and day out that strips us of peace of mind and weakens us in the face of adversity. This is where I find myself today but I am wise to its tricks even if that simple recognition only slightly modulates its intensity. What does help in times like this is to contextualize the worry by recalling that it doesn’t exist in a vacuum and that it won’t last forever. Specifically, the recollection of death, my own death, helps to take the sting out of gain and loss and reorients me to the Dhamma. Success in business may not be within my control but my actions here and now are (largely).

Recollecting death and the other reflections is not a panacea but surely it keeps one focused on what wil lead tot he end of suffering. Yes, this life is difficult and tied up with suffering but how much more so would it be without the light of the Dhamma?    


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  1. May you be well and happy! with metta

    • Thank you my friend. Sukhi hotu!


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