quote: glass, half broken

“You see this goblet?” asks Achaan Chaa, the Thai meditation master. “For me this glass is already broken. I enjoy it; I drink out of it. It holds my water admirably, sometimes even reflecting the sun in beautiful patterns. If I should tap it, it has a lovely ring to it. But when I put this glass on the shelf and the wind knocks it over or my elbow brushes it off the table and it falls to the ground and shatters, I say, ‘Of course.’ When I understand that the glass is already broken, every moment with it is precious.”

– Mark Epstein
Thoughts Without a Thinker

 

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2 responses to “quote: glass, half broken

  1. Yes, very precious. Sending you love.

  2. mom

    somehow, you’ve had this ability for for a long time my beautiful girl; you have a wise and old soul. thank you for repeatedly reminding your mom to slow down and pay attention to what’s important…I LOVE YOU SOOO MUCH MY AMANDA…XOXO

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