Life is like a bubble carried by the wind. Some bubbles burst sooner, others later. Some burst of their own accord, others by accident. Some are deliberately burst. However, one way or another, all bubbles burst. The difference between the realized spiritual practitioner and the everyday person, is that the practitioner recognizes they are not only the bubble, but are also the wind that gently carries it along. That wind has no point of origin and is without destination. It blows freely wherever it likes. How wonderful!
Ven Edo Shonin, Psychological Well-being and Mental Health Research Unit, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK
Ven William Van Gordon, Awake to Wisdom Centre for Meditation, Mindfulness & Psychological Well-being, Nottingham, UK