2500 hundred years ago, Siddhartha Gautama enlightened the world about Impermanence. Samsara is the concept of constant flow. Change, paradoxically, is an absolute. Great suffering occurs when we cling to possessions, and or, the present.
I’m striving to accept my mortality. I’m striving to accept the ageing process. To do so, could lead to GREAT freedom. But that doesn’t mean I neglect my health and vitality. Far from it…I derive pleasure out of maintaining my health and suppleness.
This semester, I have 1st period conference. At first, I was disappointed. 1st period conference equates to a long day.
But my paradigm shifted. Most over the age of 40 have at least some low back stiffness. I’m no exception. I now look at this early conference period as an opportunity. So…I stretch out my lower back each morning, before the teenage hordes of Eastern Delaware County flood Room 111.
Perhaps, my more supple body will filter upwards and facilitate a suppler mind and disposition. We shall see. Regardless, I’ll only have 1st period conference for one semester…SAMSARA!