“Aparigraha”. The concept came to me in the middle of yoga class, when I was supposed to be focused on my breathing. “Aparigraha”. There was my answer.
Aparigraha is the yogic Sanskrit term for “non-grasping”. Non-grasping, letting go, or “non-attachment” for the Buddhists out there. All of this pain associated with my new work situation and the uncertain relationship status with the guy are a result of my grasping, my attachment.
In this life, nothing is FOREVER. People, jobs and things come and go in our lives. It may be a marriage for 20 year – or even 50 years, a relationship that’s 9 months new, or a career of 10 years, but at some point, change happens.
In life, forever doesn’t exist – we die, we change, they change, things wear out, get lost – things get broken. We should delight in what we have NOW (its OK to hope that the good things lasts a very, very, very long time) – and temper our mourning when things must change and move on across the sky.
Most of the change happening in my life these days is when I buy stuff. hee hee!
There should be a self-help book for people wanting to change small things in their lives called “The Pocketchange Book”.
note: I thought you were really bad at spelling asparagus … before I read the post all the way through.
double note: I don’t mind letting go of things, but the things I want to keep are difficult to do that with for some reason.