the seats of our (existential) pants are wet

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Majorca: sunk boat on a bay by make.my.day
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sunk boat on a bay in Majorca

All anxiety, all dissatisfaction, all the reasons

for hoping that our experience could be different

are rooted in our fear of death. Fear of death

is always in the background.

“As the Zen master Shunryu Suzuki Roshi said,

‘ Life is like getting into a boat that’s just about to sail

out to sea and sink.’ ”

— Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times ©1997

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

I try to live like I really get this, but I keep thinking I can patch the boat.

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