If we take the time to become familiar with the natural potential change offers us, rather than resisting it, we can use it to achieve a less stressful approach to life’s changing nature.
D. SEE VIDEOS
Buddhist point of view of impermanence.
Impermanence and cycle of Life.
For children to grow up with an understanding of their own changing nature, and the impermanent nature of all things, can be incredibly empowering. They can be awakened to the limitless possibility of life’s magical nature. In the same way to live with thinking in terms of probability rather than certainty is more realistic and helpful. Otherwise we may be setting our children and ourselves up for disappointment and frustration.
By embracing the inevitable transitions from waking each day until the end of our lives, we can begin to experience the utter freedom and possibility that a universe of change offers.
Everything goes away, except the on-going phenomenon of change, and no matter how hard we try, change will not go away. Life is about comings and goings, a continuous flow of letting go. Over the years our children teach us the art of letting go.
Working with the Challenge of Change:
E. How does the illusion of unchanging world creep into our awareness? What role does thought & language play in distracting us from the direct experience of the change occurring moment to moment?
F. SEE VIDEO
Below is a video from Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. He says that the one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you're going, and above all, being grateful. Want to be happy?.
Answer below and also share your thoughts in the forum...
H. a.- Notice challenging ( más dificiles o costosos) moments of change in your daily life. Play with them. What are some simple ways to work with (rather than resist) change and transitions that allow you to engage with change as you advocate.
I. b.-Is change in-itself a challenge for you? If so, why? If not, what do you appreciate about change in itself?