You will lose everything. Your money, your power, your fame, your success, perhaps even your memories. Your looks will go. Loved ones will die. Your body will fall apart. Everything that seems permanent is impermanent and will be smashed. Experience will gradually, or not so gradually, strip away everything that it can strip away. Waking up means facing this reality with open eyes and no longer turning away.
But right now, we stand on sacred and holy ground, for that which will be lost has not yet been lost, and realising this is the key to unspeakable joy. Whoever or whatever is in your life right now has not yet been taken away from you. This may sound trivial, obvious, like nothing, but really it is the key to everything, the why and how and wherefore of existence. Impermanence has already rendered everything and everyone around you so deeply holy and significant and worthy of your heartbreaking gratitude.
Loss has already transfigured your life into an altar.
Thank you Vix, for sharing this beautiful poem at today's Connection Café.
Connection Café sessions are held by Vix, every Wednesday at 8-9am GMT — they're a chance to give yourself the space to be whoever and however you are in the moment. The sessions features a gentle movement practice, a simple meditation, and facilitated sharing, allowing you to connect with no masks, no pretense, no effort.