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Sunday, May 17, 2009

chapter 21 - Letting go

Peacefulness is not about getting something but it’s to be able to let go, letting go of fear and worries, the past and the future, likes and dislikes, want and don’t want, discontentment and frustrations.

The cravings for happiness and the aversions for suffering are the reasons why we are not in peace. Everyone just wants happiness and not wants suffering, but these two things are bound to be existing together or the shadow for each other. How can we avoid one of them? It is like if we just want to breathe in, not want to breathe out, or vice versa. It’s impossible.

One of the easier way is we learn to accept that all these dualities in life are unavoidable. We learn to live side by side in harmony with dualities. After breathing in, we need to breathe out, after breathing out, we need to breathe in. Even when we choose not to breathe in and not to breathe out, will cause pain too, it’s impossible.

Once there is life, death is awaiting.

Anything that exists will be gone one day.

When there is togetherness, there will be parting. The only thing that we can do is, let it go.

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