Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Freedom to Leave

We might think we have the ideal job, or partner, or house.

But we can only say that when we feel completely committed, and yet free to leave at any time.

Will we? Who's to say? But any plans that we make for the future are a trap of our own imagination. When we create a future, we create the possibility of suffering, too. Because the future will be different than our thoughts. That is certain. The only uncertainty is how much we will resist as we compare the real future against our imagined one.

Life is happening, and we really can't say (no matter how well or badly things are going) what's going to happen next. Because it hasn't happened!

Seeing that, or even noticing our resistance to that, is the beginning of freedom. The beginning of allowing life to simply be as it is.


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