From The Ancients: Accepting Change

by Puja Shah

From The Ancients: Accepting Change

Isn’t it amazing how things can change in the blink of an eye? How one situation can suddenly alter the rest of our lives?

Many of us dread change, we like the routine of daily life, we love being in our comfort zones. And if anything disrupts our normalcy, we tend to push it away.

But should we be resistant? How can we accept change?

As an explorer, you may understand that change is inevitable, as it is part of our normal lives. Some changes are more noticeable than others, it all depends on the impact it has on our lives and for us to reevaluate our choices, decisions, and even the values that we hold so close to our hearts.

In Buddhism, one of its great ancient teachings is the realization ofSunyata or “the state of emptiness.” In Mahayana Teachings, emptiness is considered as a quality of the universe. It is the standpoint of enlightenment in which one emancipates themselves from the dissatisfaction of occurrences, and the attachment to the material world which in turn leads to enlightenment.

It is said that achieving the state of Sunyanta is an extremely difficult feat as it takes many years of practice and study by an impartial mind.

The realization that the world should be empty of self or anything pertaining to self makes us realize that the trivial things we cling on to is inconsequential and thus makes change an easier concept to grasp.

In the ancient Buddhism and many other cultures, one symbol that is commonly used to represent emptiness is the skull. If you find yourself in need of a reminder, try our Hollow Back Lace Skull Cardigan to feel the power of the skull guide you into embracing the change you’ve been fearing. Wear it on occasions where you feel like you need that extra lift.

Click here to get your one of a kind Skull cardigan now. And remember, take life's changes day by day.

 

 

Written By Angela Viernes, Edited By Puja Shah

source: Buddha.net

Puja Shah

Puja Shah is a philanthropist and visionary poet who shares her voice with us through written and spoken word, guided meditations, and teaching. She reaches out to community health clinics and provides international outreach to women and children around the world.



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