Already Broken

photo(1)When my friend saw the exfoliating pot in the garden by my driveway, she gasped.  “What happened?”  Then she realized that I must have put it there deliberately.

It’s a good daily reminder to me of the truth of  impermanence.  Everything eventually disintegrates.

I often think of a frequently told story about revered Thai Buddhist monk Ajahn Chah.  One of his students realized he had a favorite cup. The student reproved the teacher, saying “you’re a monk; you’re not supposed to be attached.”

“Ah,” said Ajahn Chah, “I know the cup is already broken.”

This post is from Kathy Schwerin’s blog,  AMindfulBreath.com.

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