CASTLE IN THE ‘SAND’

Castle the sand

“We are like children building a sand castle.

We embellish it with beautiful shells, bits of driftwood, and pieces of coloured glass.

The castle is ours, off limits to others. We’re willing to attack if others threaten to hurt it.

Yet despite all our attachment, we know that the tide will inevitably come in and sweep the sand castle away.

The trick is to enjoy it fully but without clinging, and when the time comes, let it dissolve back into the sea.”
Pema Chodron

Castles in the sand reminds me of the popular number in 2005 by the band ‘Philosopher Kings’ If you find time ,listen the song in the the you tube 

Philosopher kings-Castles in the sand

Philosopher kings -Lyrics to ‘Castles In The Sand’

Built a perfect house in a perfect town
Dreamt a perfect dream and it all fell down
We held on tight like hungry lovers
Watched the day break from beneath the covers
Had to know for sure what it’s all about

Oh, this should be easy
Oh, just tell me we’re happy
Just building castles in the sand

I saw the naked light and it burned my eyes
Couldn’t look away no matter how I tried
I watched you explode when you think it’s over
And I burst in comin’ like a supernova
Had to track you down, had to find you out

Oh, this should be easy
Oh, just tell me we’re happy
Just building castles in the sand

And tides roll in, and waves get closer
The night was over
But we get stronger every time
We build our castles in the sand

Built a perfect house in perfect town
Dreamt a perfect dream and it all fell down

Oh, just tell me we’re happy,
Just building castles in the sand
Just building castles in the sand

Oh, just building castles in the sand
Just building castles in the sand

11 thoughts on “CASTLE IN THE ‘SAND’

  1. Chodron, in my opinion, is an equal to the Buddha as a spiritual thinker. Of course, she will never in a thousand years be recognized as such. That’s not how human nature works.

    Beyond that, you have once again shown your sensitivity to timeless spiritual truths. Thank you for that.

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    1. Thank you Paul Sunstone, for your appreciation and kind words.Every time you respond to my post,you make my day.True,I agree regarding Prema Chodron,less understood,though she teaches Buddhism,She is on par with Lord BUDDHA.Her quotes resonates with ills of so called modern life.I love her enlightenment quote in particular “when we resist change,it is called suffering .But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it ,when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into it’s dynamic quality,that’s called enlightenment.
      Thank for taking your time.

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  2. This is so full of wisdom and such beauty in expressing something that is common in this time we live in. And I like the part about not resisting change because it is true. Change is a part of the human experience, and the experience of the earth in general. Thank you for such wonderful writing.

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  3. Such a great post, lots of good thoughts here to ponder and engage. We don’t own – this is the root of evil methinks, when we think we have an ownership.

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  4. Perfect!!

    Second Fig
    By Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand:
    Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand!

    I am starting my summer vacations … I will built castles on the sand …. lol!!!!

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