Medicine Buddha Today

Beyond me versus life

Posted on Jan 1, 2020

It is tempting to see life as a relationship that can be a struggle at times, between what seems to be a me and the opposite, what seems to be the rest of the universe. And we frame that relationship as life. It can seem that while relationships can be interesting, what counts is first the me part and then the universe part.

While this perspective may help in conducting affairs of daily life, seeing this as just the way it is may constrict how we live in the big picture of things.

Another way to work with this might be to place more emphasis on the interaction and see that interaction as more real and important than the players therein. This may help us open us up to a bigger, more lively experience of living, even after the players have moved on.