Uncertainty and impermanence are of the same fabric, they dance together.
In them lay the absence of certainty, and permanence.
The ‘un’ or ‘im’ at the beginning indicates the absence of what is to follow.
Similar to having ‘a’ at the beginning of a word in Sanskrit.
Himsà: Injury, harm.
Ahimsà: Non violence. The absence of himsà
Dharma: “… duties, rights, laws, conduct, virtues and ‘‘right way of living’…” Wikepedia
Adharma: The absence of dharma
I think of impermanence and the little i know of Buddhist teachings.
How to be with, and sit, in uncertainty? To be still, allowing for it to exist?
To remember it is non-static, that i move through it, or it through me.
My future is a strand of uncertain and impermanent moments, leading to my final passing.
I forget because somehow my brain got locked in a static belief of certainty and permanence, inviting the gate to my fears and suffering to swing open.
I long to come back to presence, to hold myself in gentle understanding, compassion and acceptance of my humanness, of how i got here.
I want to be reminded time and time again that i find freedom in letting go, allowing, and being in the absence of certainty and permanence.
September 10, 2015