Now and here
They say every moment is infinitesimally small. As humans , we have no choice but to be in it. In the past few years, this is getting more and more clear to me. It is hard , however, I have observed not fighting the moments that you go through makes life easier and happier, for you and the people around you.
This is what a book I am currently reading by Alan Watts also talks about. It has been a slow read, as every chapter requires a lot of contemplation and I always enjoy thinking how I can apply every piece of knowledge I read to my own life.
“Whether we like it or not, change comes, and the greater the resistance, the greater the pain. Buddhism perceives the beauty of change, for life is like music in this: if any note or phrase is held for longer than its appointed time, the melody is lost. Thus Buddhism may be summed up in two phrases: “Let go!” and “Walk on!” Drop the craving for self, for permanence, for particular circumstances, and go straight ahead with the movement of life. “
From “Become who you are” by Alan Watts