everything living is impermanent.
every thing, every one that is alive will not always be so.
a sense of urgency is necessary -
for each moment matters.
what do you want to leave behind?
will it be a message of beauty and peace,
understanding and compassion?
will you do the work it takes,
and be a warrior for the purpose of living in
and perpetuating peace?
yes, work - being attentive,
practicing right speech, mind and action.
but is anything more worth it?
what will your legacy be?
as thich nhat hanh reminds us:
our own life has to be our message.
in a way, not knowing how long we have,
not knowing what will happen in a minute, a day, a year,
is a gift.
it forces us to bring our 'a' game.
and if we aren't bringing it,
we can become aware and start.
thank you as always to those who read and participate. to the dear friends who help me along when i falter. i wonder if blogging is going to the wayside (though i am fond of the format) - perhaps next year will be a bit different. if you have any suggestions, please feel free to share them.