“We are uncomfortable because everything in our life keeps changing — our inner moods, our bodies, our work, the people we love, the world we live in. We can’t hold on to anything — a beautiful sunset, a sweet taste, an intimate moment with a lover, our very existence as the body/mind we call self — because all things come and go. Lacking any permanent satisfaction, we continuously need another injection of fuel, stimulation, reassurance from loved ones, medicine, exercise, and meditation. We are continually driven to become something more, to experience something else.” -Tara Brach, Psychologist
Mindfulness is practice in noticing, over and over, that everything is always changing. Thoughts, moods, sensations, sounds-coming and then going. You learn that you can’t hold onto anything, and that no permanent state of satisfaction can be found.
This observations leads to a certain kind of freedom. Fighting with reality, and grasping after experience, is exhausting.
Mindfulness has taught me how to embrace change, and I’m learning the art of letting go.
Today was really cloudy, and at 4:45 when the sun finally hit my face, it felt extra satisfying.
What would happen if you allowed yourself, and the moment you’re in, to be enough, as is?