To truly live We must die each moment We must let go of the past Not obsessed over the future Not worried about what could go wrong Just enjoying this moment
Naturally our mind will wander like clouds in the sky With mindfulness we anchor the mind to our breathe Breathing in we know we are of the nature to grow old Breathing out we know one day we will die Knowing this we vow to live each day like it’s our last
We look at all life through the lens of compassion
We vow not live our life full of fear, anger, and hatred
Instead we will water the seeds of compassion, peace, and love each day
So they bloom at any moment Living this way will benefit yourself, the planet and the ones around you
From a very early age; the music, tv, & friend group shape our identity. What we consume, becomes part of us.
But we often struggle with letting go of this identity, even when this identity is responsible for the destruction of our own joy.
We fear that if we let go of this outdated idea of who we are that we lose ourself in the process.
But the truth is that old identity was never truly us.
It was shaped by our family, culture, religion and media
So who do we truly want to become?
Do we want to self destruct our own lives clinging to the past?
Or do we want to liberate ourself & embrace a new life that is inline with our values & vision?
The first step is to release that you are worth taking care of.
Your life & happiness does matter.
The chose is ours, even minute of each day.
We can always change at any moment
Even the smallest shifts can snowball into a radically different life.
There might be a heaven There might be reincarnation Or there could be nothing I do not claim to know anything for certain When I am firm with a belief of what happens after life I lose all grace I lose all faith I lose all wonder
Instead of claiming to know anything
I sit closely to uncertainty
And whole universe opens itself to me
It’s everlasting wisdom humbles me each day
Be weary of those who claim to know anything for certain
Thay you touched my heart & soul many times with your compassionate actions & words
Thank you for sharing your light upon me
Watering the seeds of compassion, peace & love within my mind
Teaching me that impermanence is what makes life so special
You have passed but I know you live on
No birth, no death
Your energy still flowing through the clouds, earth, water, and each one of us
Photo credit: Kelvin Cheuk Lotus in a Sea of Fire:Honoring Thích Nhất Hạnh Thích Nhất Hạnh, pronounced Tik-N’yat-Hawn, was a Vietnamese monk of the Zen tradition, part of the Mahayana branch of Buddhism. The first word in his name, Thích, is actually a title…
Life & death are interconnected, not two separate concepts
The ultimate yin & yang of the cosmos
Each day cells are born & die in our own bodies
Death surrounds each moment of life
Without death there is no life
Breathing in I know I’m of the nature to grow old
Breathing out I know I will die one day
Knowing this noble truth I will enjoy this beautiful life that has been gifted to me
Each day is a new opportunity to pay gratitude to the universe
I will do my best to live a compassionate, peaceful, and loving life
I will not let fear, hatred or greed control my one life.
“To truly live, we must die each moment.” -Thich Nhat Hanh