The Antique Junk Store
This story is part of the introduction chapter of the Shake Hands With Time: Connecting With Our Legacy book.
We treat anxiety as a disorder because of the reality of suffering. This illusion is based upon the fairytale that if we are good and do everything as we are told then we will live happily ever after. Not so fast Sherlock.
Appreciating this gift of human consciousness.
Waking up from the sleep of self concern.
Realizing our connection to all life.
Eighty years OR eight minutes is all the same moment.
To witness our illusions, dreams and fears.
Knowing we are all responsible for health.
Realizing every moment is impermanent.
The only certainty is all will change.
All perception is the nature of mind.
Wisdom opens when self concern fades.
Wisdom arises on the shoulders of compassion.
WE SUFFER WHEN WE HOLD ON. WE SUFFER WANTING TO BE A SOMEBODY. WE SUFFER WITH DISEASE AND DEATH. SUFFERING STOPS WHEN WE SMILE IN THE FACE OF IMPERMANENCE.
James D McDonald