In this talk, Jack Kornfield discusses how to navigate change in relation to the Buddhist concept of impermanence. He touches on the importance of meditation in cultivating a healthier perspective toward change. When we are quiet, we can rest in loving awareness and see our true nature from the heart of understanding. When we accept that change is inevitable and find our composure in that knowledge, we can reenter the river of experience.
“There is some sense that when you know that things change, and accept it or you find you composure in it. . . you find yourself in Nirvana. Nirvana isn’t in the Himalayas, it’s not in some ancient text, or some esoteric imagination. It’s the invitation to find peace in your own heart amidst change.”
To learn more on how to meditate more effectively, check out fellow teacher Sharron Salzberg’s lesson on the practice.
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