Daily Prompt: Cling
“You Only Lose What You Cling To” -Buddha
Isn’t this a difficult concept? And how do we master or execute living life in this manner? I’ve heard this many times and find that I have interpreted it in various ways at different stages in my life. Denial of human nature. Recognition that life is temporal and fleeting. Search for truth. Living in the present.
Christianity teaches us a similar lesson. If you cling to your life, you will lose it. If you let your life go for Christ’s sake, you will save it. Deny yourself, and take up your cross. Not easy in the world we live in. Or perhaps quite easy. I offer no grand conclusions or theological explanations, just food for thought. For me, it means surrender. I’d like to know what it might mean for you.