May 11th - Day 131
Death takes many forms and the one we focus on most is death of the body. But there are other deaths that must be faced and one of the most painful for humankind is the death of hope. Hope is the belief that things will get better. Very few can imagine a life without hope. Hope brings with it a desire for life to be a certain way, a better way, because the way things are in the present moment is not the way you want things to be. To be sure, you may work to improve your station in life, have more money, more toys, better relationships, and they may improve. But then you must maintain this status or the happiness you think you've found will go away. Life becomes a life of protecting what you want and keeping away what you don't want. And all the while, right here, now, is Life the way it is, asking nothing of anyone, making no demands.