Life, Impermanence and Suffering

Samsara 

We delude ourselves

Into thinking…

 

That things are stable

That things are permanent

That we are loved

That someone is there for us

That there is a lasting source

Of happiness in this world

 

Its easy to see why

Because this is comforting

Despite being untrue

We seem to need

These illusions

To go on with our lives

To feel like we are embraced

 

Life, however

Is here to show us

That everything is imbalanced

Nothing is permanent

We are not as loved as we think

In the end, no-one

Is really there for us

 

Everything is fleeting

Everyone and everything goes its own way

People use one another

They get what they want

Then they move on

 

Even physical presence

Does not entail a true connection

As the celestial wheel turns

People grow apart

In ways that even distance

Cannot accomplish

 

To think of this

Brings about sadness

Brings about suffering

Its not what we want

It is somewhat terrifying

 

We want something real

We want something true

We want something profound

We want something lasting

 

We want a life that matters

We want to sing

From the depths of our souls

We want to embrace our loved ones

We want to know that they will alway be there for us

 

Maybe I’m a hopeless romantic

But I believe

That it is possible

The question is just

How it is possible

That’s the great mystery

That we are here to uncover

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