Friday, August 26, 2011

seeing emptiness

'I am not, I will not be. 
I have not, I will not have. 
This frightens all children, 
And kills fear in the wise.'

Anyone who has difficulty understanding the Buddhist concept of emptiness really just has to spend about an hour with a two year old.

You'll see...

When Fina is happy I'm convinced she's the most beautiful child in the world, but when things don't go her way, I honestly can't believe it's the same little being I was just laughing with a few minutes before. In a sense, she isn't.

Now, if only I could see that same switch in myself as clearly when things aren't the way I'd like them to be!

1 comment:

  1. a thought-provoking post, I have to remember it!
    And I love to see pictures of your little daughter, she is...wonderful!