An unexpected book arrived in the mail the other day. A gift from my friend’s at Wisdom Publications. Zen Master Raven: The Teachings of a Wise Old Bird. by Zen Master human form, Robert Aitken. Here the koans are told by and to animals of the forest: raven, porcupine, owl, woodpecker, badger, black bear, and […]
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Here is an excerpt from “U is for Uncertainty”
As uncomfortable as it may seem, uncertainty is the bedrock of our reality—everything is always changing. No matter how hard we may try to aim for certainty of outcome, in the end we have to admit that we just never really know what will happen next. The Buddha’s approach to this problem was not to push against reality in an attempt to shape it to our desired state but to learn to recognize reality and adapt our minds to work in harmony with it. If we cling to an expectation of a certain outcome, we set ourselves up to suffer all the more if it doesn’t happen. We must learn to accept uncertainty and to approach our lives with that reality in mind.