Do Not Fear Change

A Clean SlateSometimes we need to wipe the slate clean, take a deep breath, and start anew. With the New Year just around the corner, this might just be the perfect time to do so. Having new goals, new horizons and renewed vigour is just the ticket.

I know that some people fear change, are loath to relinquish all the effort put into a particular path, even if that path may not be taking them in the right direction. I am not one of those people. I embrace change in all its forms, and look forward to a new start.

Similarly, Buddhism looks at death in same way as sleep, it is not the end of something, it is a period of rest before the beginning of something new. In the case of sleep, it is the beginning of a new day. Death, on the other hand, is the beginning of a whole new life. So I do not fear death, though I do not wish to hasten its coming.

I intend to make the most of each and every day, and when death does arrive, as it will, I will enjoy the rest before being reborn into a new and exciting experience.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. contextrelated
    Dec 07, 2012 @ 21:45:46

    All life is a preparation for death. A short journey from nothingness to nothingness, maybe. I see that the Save the Children slogan is “No child is born to die”. In broad terms it’s quite a contradiction in terms. Regards …


    • Anupadin
      Dec 07, 2012 @ 22:52:52

      Nothingness to nothingness? Surely not. That’s like thinking that sleeping is the start and end of everything, whereas it’s the bit in the middle that really counts. Everyone is born to make the most of life before by die. Everyone dies in order to rest and prepare for their next life. The Wheel of Life turns for eternity.


  2. contextrelated
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 09:39:49

    It may be not be strictly “nothingness” but entropy will have its way eventually, so suggests the laws of science. But then life is considered as negative entropy and bucks the general trend to disorder so there’s a precedent, in part, for the continuence of life. My mind rules the sentiment of heart I’m afraid and the evidents of life after death or a continuation of life is a bit circumstantial at best. But then life is great and such a wonderful teacher with abundant opportunity to learn. I’ll ponder these points a bit …


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