Anicca is a valuable lesson for me and reminds me that everything is impermanent and that it will fade away sooner or later, the good and the bad in life. It reminds me to enjoy the beautiful experiences in life much more, knowing, that I might not feel it again. The same goes with the pain I feel. Whether it’s a heartache, an illness or the pain in my legs and my back when I meditate. It will go away, it’s impermanent. It’s not worth it to give it too much attention. We can observe the pain and think of “anicca” and remember: Nothing lasts forever.
Knowing this gives me so much ease. I hope it gives you the same. Anicca to all of you!
People sometimes ask me how I manage to stay happy and positive all the time. Well, I am not… But it’s true that my smile rarely leaves me. How come? -
I think it has something to do with my little book that I call my "Glücksbüechli" (gratitude book in Swiss German). Since 2007 I write down my happy moments as well as things and people I am grateful for in this book. Sometimes it's a goal I have reached and that I'm proud of. Most of the time it's little things that made me happy such as a compliment I received or a deep conversation with a dear friend. -
If you write something down that made you happy, it's like reliving it. For your brain it's the same impulse of actually being happy or grateful in the moment or just thinking about it again and writing it down. It's like happy moments are 50% off :) Have 1 happy moment, be happy twice :) Isn't that just awesome to know? Click on the picture and read the whole blog post :)