Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Little Parenthesis in Eternity

At Dad's memorial, my cousin, Jeb, read this passage from Deepak Chopra's book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, a book my dad reread many times and often referred to.

We are travelers on a cosmic journey -- stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. but the expressions of life are ephemeral, momentary, transient. Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, once said,
To watch the birth and death of beings
is like looking at
the movements of a dance.
A lifetime is like a flash
of lightening in the sky,
Rushing by like a torrent
down a steep mountain.
We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile.
My Cousin Jeb

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