"Everything is just what it is. It can be as light or as heavy as you make it moment to moment. We get to choose each moment and how we want to live in it. How do you want it? It's the biggest deal of all, and yet it's not a big deal. It's just life and death." -Bhagavan Das
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And this makes me think of a line from a poem that I love: "... It was what it was, and it is just that." We add the window dressing of happy/sad/frustrated/angry/like/dislike, etc. But the moment just IS! Those thoughts and feelings, however real to you, are not part of the thing or event itself. How we respond is up to us. All the things will happen. You're going to die, as will your people and pets and plants. But you don't need to carry that weight around. You can, of course, if you want to... many of us create our ironclad identities around the stuff of how we respond/react to the things that happen to us or others. But just remember that your thoughts and the story you tell yourself is ultimately up to you. The event doesn't have to be as heavy, or as light as you initially make it out to be. It's hard to change our mind-- to alter our perception of how we view an event or circumstance. But this is the great work, challenge and indeed opportunity of our lives. I choose to view events and circumstances through a certain lens. Each day, each moment you choose how to see reality. Choose wisely. ❤️

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