Middle Path of Acceptance & Change

The above is a page from Mitch Albom’s ‘Have a Little Faith’ (which I have not read fully).
Te below are comments on it:

Being attached is an extreme.
Being detached (as in being apathetic) is the opposite extreme.
Being attached to being detached is extreme too, a marriage of the above.

The Middle Path is acceptance of things as they are
while being open to the possibility of them changing,
and of oneself changing things for the better.

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Just Like That… For Now

2 thoughts on “Middle Path of Acceptance & Change

  1. Here’s a Buddhist excerpt from Tuesdays to share with all:

    “Everybody knows they’re going to die,” he said again, “but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently.”

    So we kid ourselves about death, I said.

    “Yes. But there’s a better approach. To know you’re going to die, and to be prepared for it at any time. That’s better. That way you can actually be more involved in your life while you’re living.”

    How can you ever be prepared to die?

    “Do what the Buddhists do. Every day, have a little bird on your shoulder that asks, ‘Is today the day? Am I ready? Am I doing all I need to do? Am I being the person I want to be?'”

    He turned his head to his shoulder as if the bird were there now.

    “Is today the day I die?” he said.

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