Have to share this with you.
I was meditating this morning, when it suddenly dawned on me - nothing is
Sure I'd heard the 'phrase' with my hearing, and it had settled there in my mind, and I knew what they were talking about in general, but this morning, it hit me. 'Nothing' is permanent. Pain, steel, suns, relationships, fear, love, laughter, anger - none of this lasts - not even this typing
The phrase 'Annica' suddenly came to life and I understood deeply, on another level what it was telling me.
So from that, came the natural progressin to the realisation 'so why get attached to this life/car/relationship/fear/love/anger?
Which in turn had a knock on effect: So live life to the full.
And through meditation, and vipassana (in particular?), we learn to do this - to live this life to the full. To expereince and appreciate every second/moment like it's your last. Because for definite, at some point, it will be.
It's like the door of understanding just became unlocked, now I have to keep looking beyond it.
I know this seems very obvious to some of you, but for me it really was a bit of insight. It was like I had this jigsaw puzzle lying at my feet, I even had the box cover showing me the completed picture - but I hadn't put the pieces together myself until this morning. Something clicked.
What do you think?