By reflecting on the coarser levels of impermanence, one will be able to confront and counteract grasping at permanence or eternal existence of one’s own identity or self, because it is grasping at permanence that forces us to cling on to this very ‘now-ness’ or matters of one’s lifetime alone. By releasing the grip of this grasping and enduring within us, we will be in a better position to appreciate the value of working for our future lifetimes.”

― Dalai Lama, 365 Dalai Lama

This quote suggests that by understanding impermanence, we can let go of the need to cling to our current existence and instead focus on working towards a better future. It encourages us to release our attachment to the present moment in order to be better prepared for the future. It’s from one of my favourite books!

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