Sunday, July 14, 2013

Monday Morning Blues; So Good to So Bad

Shel Silverstein • So Good to So Bad

Buddha pointed out that among the major factors of dukka are the desires to be with the ones we love and to be as far away as possible from those we dislike. Well, those weren't his exact words, but to not be with those we dislike is certainly preferable.

Fastword 1980, Uncle Shelby reminds us that thanks to impermanence, another of Buddha's popular topics, those we love and those we wish not to be around aren't necessarily different people if enough time passes. And it doesn't have to be much time at all, either.

If I may add my own two cents, I've also learned in life that the opposite is also true. Sometimes confrontation with unwelcome beings can forge the strongest friendships.

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