Someone Died Unexpectedly Today

25 10 2016

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It’s true. It happens every day, numerous times every day. I hope it wasn’t anyone you knew though one day in your life, it probably will be. This is the tug of impermanence – the truth that all we have is this moment.

My dad used to say that the only guarantees in life were death and taxes, (and quoting Ben Franklin, apparently). I’m not going to comment on the taxes part but let’s just say – “message received”.

I have been very stressed lately about a house that will just not sell. It is in great shape and at a great price and it won’t sell. In addition, I am (laughably) being sued for it not selling by a certain former love as if it were my fault. The weight that these two situations places on me is heavy at times and waking up from this is not as easy as it may sound either.

So it is upon committing to a practice of meditation and simply being mindful of the moment and the feelings that present themselves while doing so without judgment that this heaviness starts to dissipate, for not only good things are impermanent.

It is in this practice that the clarity of time, or lack thereof, re-emerges. There is no enlightenment. There is no nirvana. There is simply presence of the moment and a call to take that with me one more moment today than I did yesterday.

I am grateful for this moment and the call to slowly lead the background to the foreground – the daughter singing, the son face timing his friend, the smell of the leaves when I open the door and the vibrating pulse reminding me that we are all energy and spirit if we take a pause to recognize it.

The unexpected condition we know as life is actually quite expected. It may only be that by walking toward it with clear presence that we can truly be free.

Until next time,

Marc

 


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25 10 2016
Jennie Walker

Best thing to do when a house does not sell is take it off the market. Then put it back on. The VIBES both of you have around this house are impacting it’s ability to sell. 🙂 J

On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 5:54 PM, Marc Kaye Today wrote:

> marckaye91 posted: ” It’s true. It happens every day, numerous times every > day. I hope it wasn’t anyone you knew though one day in your life, it > probably will be. This is the tug of impermanence – the truth that all we > have is this moment. My dad used to say that the only ” >

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25 10 2016
Jennie Walker

Read this blog for how someone else sold a house that would not move.

https://pamgrout.com/2016/10/24/another-trio-of-tales-from-the-annals-of-magic-and-enchantment/

J

On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 5:54 PM, Marc Kaye Today wrote:

> marckaye91 posted: ” It’s true. It happens every day, numerous times every > day. I hope it wasn’t anyone you knew though one day in your life, it > probably will be. This is the tug of impermanence – the truth that all we > have is this moment. My dad used to say that the only ” >

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