Month: September 2013

Daily Inspirational Message for September 30, 2013

lightning

Like vanishing dew, a passing apparition or the sudden flash of lightning – already gone – thus should one regard one’s self.
– Ikkyu
 

Whenever I start to get caught up in trivial details, I remember everyone I’ve loved who has left this world, and how insignificant the stuff I worry about really is. I also often think about those loved ones doing the same thing when they were alive, and all the time we all waste worrying about stuff that won’t matter in the end. Strangely, this fills me with a sense of peace, for it helps me let go of worrying about superficialities, and motivates me to focus on what I believe really is important: being as happy, grateful, and loving as I possibly can be each day.