Why Worry? (2min)

“You will lose everything.
Your money, your power, your fame, your success, perhaps even your memory.
Your looks will go.
Loved ones will die.
Your own body will eventually fall apart.
Everything that seems permanent is absolutely 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.
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 obvious but really knowing 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.”
–        Jeff Foster

What is the point of worrying when, right now, we stand on holy ground? What is the point of all fear, when we see and accept that, one day, we will lose it all anyway? Truth can be scary. Frightening. And that’s why we often walk away from it.

But what is there left, other than appreciation to the beauty, the variety, the colors that surround us, when we finally come to terms with the one and only thing that we can be sure of?

To accept life is like riding the wave instead of trying to swim against it.

Love,
Sam

PS. We’re now in Budapest for the next few weeks. I’m about to finish my new novel “Old New World,” which somehow manifested itself out of nothing. More info is coming soon.

The novel “Pico Blanco,” on the other hand, is already available for e-book pre-orders (1.99) in all major bookstores. The hardcopy will be available from April 26th on Amazon.

I am wishing you a great week!

-S

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