I never come back home with the same moral character I went out with; something or other becomes unsettled where I had achieved internal peace; some one or other of the things I had put to flight reappears on the scene. -- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
What does Seneca imply by this quote? Seems like even back in Seneca’s time, (he passed away in 65 B.C. / C. E.) the human race was dealing with “Change.” What is it about change that so can rattle our minds? Is it the sudden inconsistency? Is it getting pushed out of a routine? Is it plain fear of moving forward? Yes moving forward. What does the latter represent?
"When we embrace impermanence, we are able to experience “shifts” in our own, unique identity and the more we loosen our sense of control, the more enlightened and rational we become. We have a saying in Spanish, “Cada loco con su tema,” or, “To each his own.” In other words, when we let go, our unique metaphysical being separates from the needs of the DNA and body, and the world becomes a passionate place full of wonder and hope."
Mindfulness: We hear this term quite often today. What is it about Mindfulness that resonates so much with society today? ............. Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.