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Monday's email I received...not being morbid, but seems right.

Monday, March 10, 2014

LIFE WILL SEEM LIKE A DREAM

When we look back, at the time of death, the experience of this life will seem like a dream.

Andójust as with our nighttime dreamsóit will seem useless to have put so much effort into it.

The fear we experience in a dream is gone when we wake up; feeling afraid was just an unnecessary exertion of effort causing us to lose sleep!

When we look back on our lives at death, the amount of time we spent in hesitation, aggression, ignorance, selfishness, jealousy, hatred, self-preservation, and arrogance will seem like an equally useless exertion of energy.

So be able to regard all of these illusory thoughts and concepts as dreams. Within this illusory existence, what, if anything, is the logic behind any stubbornness, distraction, hesitation, or habitual emotions of aggression, desire, selfishness, and jealousy?

What is the use of holding on to these useless emotions within impermanence?

Impermanence is the nature of everything.

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  • v CTUPTON
    In my teens through my 20's and even 30's I used to think about "deep" things like this and my (then) betrothed used to kid me. I think I have started up again --and I am now in my 60's. But in my younger years all I did was "brood." Now I turn to much more productive--and positive trains of thought. I am not sure if my hubby has noticed the change or not. I will ask him.

    Thanks for this post. chris
    849 days ago
  • v _BABE_
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    emoticon Negativity is such a waste of time. If I could tell my 21 yr old self a thing or two that would be #1.

    That and maybe date those bad boys! lol
    867 days ago
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