When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into its dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment, or awakening to our true nature, to our fundamental goodness. Another word for that is freedom — freedom from struggling against the fundamental ambiguity of being human.
I’ll admit it—I’m a creature of habit. I like knowing what, why and when things happen. Better yet, I like controlling what, why and when things happen. Yet, I recognize that life isn’t like this. There’s more groundlessness than solidity as everything, even Earth itself, is constantly changing, constantly evolving. Like many other things, connecting with nature helps me to accept this, so as often as I can, I take walks outside. Feeling the sun’s warmth on my face, breathing in fresh air, and hearing the soothing songs from birds to expands my ability to accept groundlessness. What does that for you?