Dear Dharma Friends,
I am reminded that there are several approaches to living our life.
"Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life." Dogen
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5, Shakespeare
Many of us seem to be caught in Macbeth's vision of life, each day just another one of suffering. The Buddha tells us that to live is to suffer due to our attachment to our desires. We have a choice - to live our lives fully - counting each moment as real and being alive in the "now". Many folks seem to live "a near life experience"
What is your choice? How will you live your life?
How will you experience living?