“We are like children building a sandcastle.
We embellish it with beautiful shells, bits of driftwood, and pieces of colored 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 sandcastle away.
The trick is to enjoy it fully but without clinging, and when the time comes, let it dissolve back into the sea.”
What is that Pema Chodron trying to impress?
She is explaining Buddha’s thoughts.
Buddha talks of 5 aggregates-
If we cling to these 5 aggregates,(instead of getting detached)we are going in for greater suffering since we always think of ‘me, mine and myself’ and we are forgetting that nothing is permanent.
“When you finally realize that nothing is permanent in this life, you will become more tolerant, more forgiving and less judgemental” unknown
Enjoy your life to the best of your ability without clinging to the worldly pleasures!
Food for thought
What is the difference between Castle in the air, a castle in the sand, and painting in the sky?
This post is part of Ragtag Community Daily Prompt-Sand Castle
Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏
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