five remembrances

September 23, 2012

I am of the nature to grow old.
There is no way to escape growing old.
I am of the nature to have ill health.
There is no way to escape ill health.
I am of the nature to die.
There is no way to escape death.

All that is dear to me and everyone I love are of the nature to change. There is no way to escape being separated from them.

My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the
consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

3 Responses to “five remembrances”


  1. Reblogged this on 30somethingonions and commented:
    I found these words very fitting to ponder this morning. Embracing change is embracing order, in a way.


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