like the dawn you woke the world inside of me
Now that that is off my chest, I really enjoyed the first episode and im super excited for this season.
I feel like an old friend walked back into my life.
This is like showing up to a party and thinking there’s no point in meeting anyone or having any conversations since the party is going to end anyway. It is the very fact of the party’s end that makes the party a party.
Thinking the party will go on forever is immature. Letting the party’s end make you indifferent to the party is merely melancholy.
Of course, life isn’t a party. It’s a much more wild scene. But right now this phase you are going through is exactly the mood that Siddhartha once experienced. The contemplation of impermanence, the reality of death, is one of the thoughts that turns the mind toward truth.
Stop telling yourself that question and actually ask yourself that question. Then it is no longer an obstacle. It is one of your greatest tools.
So now, instead of rhetorically asking yourself ”what’s the point since I’m going to die?” try actually asking yourself ”what is the point since I’m going to die?”
Don’t look for Higher Truth or Destiny or Afterlife but seek to understand and come to terms with what this is, whatever that may be. It’s like watching a nature documentary; there isn’t One Conclusion to be drawn but at the same time it feels as though being immersed in singular knowledge.
I always recommend The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron but I’ve also been reading another great book that’s also worth a look, Turning Confusion into Clarity by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.
Grimm and Other Folk Tales
by Cory Godbey
you’re the only friend i need
Stunning Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov