Time, Aging, Renunciation

timeFor Hanukkha / New Year’s, Brenda and I recieved Andy Goldsworthy’s book – TIME.  Andy’s art – in addition to being beautiful and haunting in its own right – is a meditation on change and transformation in Nature.

Earlier today, I was thinking about the inexorable process of aging and this thought that has been floating around in meditation circles that meditation is the process of preparing to die (so that you can live!)  

Being present here and now, is really about the process of accepting the inevitable forces of change. Renouncing the desire to keep things as they are and accepting the  flow of change – embracing whatever there is.  That’s the secret to happiness.

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