#72- Growing with Impermanence
05 avril 2023
Over the next three weeks, Danis Bois proposes meditations on the theme of impermanence.
Impermanence is a Buddhist concept. Buddha teaches that the cause of human suffering is the attachment to everything that does not last.
Danis Bois prefers to address the theme of impermanance from a philosophical angle, as did Heraclitus, the VI century BC Greek philosopher who advocated that everything is constantly changing: “All things flow, nothing abides”; and also : “No man ever steps in the same river twice.” Danis Bois expresses these words in this way : “Everything is in perpetual motion.”
With this meditation (#72), Danis Bois suggests that we explore how to grow with impermanence and how we can apply this concept within our meditation and maybe even in our daily life.
In a world regulated as the cosmos is, eternally and infinitely, you do feel deep within you that every time, everything is different. Everything changes. Everything is transient. Everything is in motion in terms of your sensations, emotions and feelings…
And when things last, they continuously evolve… Nothing can become fixed… in the living world at least…
I invite you to become aware of the ephemeral, when you are present to the present moment that flows during your meditation.
Consciously following the present moment is a form of tangible experience of impermanence.
But in the second that is passing, for ever, there is a continuum, and time does not ever stop.
What is important is not what we have been, but what we have become, and even more what we will become.Danis Bois
The roadmap for the coming week is an invitation to accept – in the sense of welcoming -everyday what arises in life, even if it does not match expectations, and to give more importance to what changes and progresses instead of focusing our attention on what does not change.
How to participate in this meditation?
Danis Bois, Doctor of the Science of Education, has been meditating for over 40 years and is co-author of the book “La méditation pleine présence, les 7 voies d’accès à la chaleur humaine” published in French by Eyrolles, and in English under the title “Full-Presence Meditation – The Seven Ways to Access Human Warmth“. Danis Bois guides a weekly meditation open to anyone interested in meditation who already have some experience of meditation and wish to deepen their practice. The meditations are focussed on general or more specific themes depending on his inspiration and current issues.
Podcasts of the live meditations are available for one year. You can join us by registering directly on the website at meditate live with Danis Bois and you will have access to all the meditations from the beginning of the term.