“maturity comes from witnessing the unreliable nature of things – a lot of old age, sickness, death, and disappointment – and, most essentially, from realizing that there’s nothing scarier or more ‘groundless’ than relying on the unreliable.
Let’s face it, we never know what happens next – we don’t know what’s on the other side – and the sooner we accept that reality, the better. And I don’t mean just ‘face the facts.’ I think we can enjoy living this way, don’t you?”
Mattis-Namgyel E. The power of an open question. The Buddha's path to freedom. Shambhala, Boston, 2011.
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