August 26, 2022

A Buddhist mantra for when Life unexpectedly Breaks you.

Today, I am sad, softened, not gloomy, but at a loss.

Not merely sad but stunned.

Sadness, confusion, loss…these are not unexpected tragedies. The truth is they’re an inextricable part of this precious life, just as is new love, dog cuddles, playful laughter, and tacos.

As they say in Buddhism,

“loss and defeat to myself. Gain and victory to others.”

The point being not self-denigration but surfing the ups and downs, learning, opening, softening…and being of benefit along the way—with joy.

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