Everything Ends

by Moira on October 22, 2011

Everything Ends by Susan Brooks

I listened to Susan Brooks speak about the pieces in her Rush of Water  series, and these two words stuck:

 Everything Ends.

In the narrative of the series, it represents the end of a relationship, and while I’m processing through an ending of sorts with my Dharma Buddy (which is probably part of the dharma!), this feels so much bigger than that.

What wants ending?  The temptation is to look at what’s not working, what needs to be fixed.  But that’s a trap.  That’s a reaction that has us digging in, bootstrapping, making another valiant effort in a cycle of struggle that  is doomed to not end.

Instead of jumping to any answers, all of which come from conditioned patterns,  the invitation is to be curious about this. Take it as a daily writing/pondering prompt, looking underneath the initial answers.

As you’re with this over the next week, check back in and let me know what comes up.

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Marjorie Jannotta October 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm

On the endless beginnings and the endless endings: curiosity indeed and “no blame” approaches . . . in matters organic we hold no blame for leaves falling (ending) in the autumn, or for thousands of other endings/beginnings that are part of the inhale and exhale of the natural order. Buddhists say of crockery that it “is already broken . . .” perhaps of beginnings we might say yes, and they are ending, as well.

Moira October 22, 2011 at 6:12 pm


love what your wrote: so lyrical, so wise.

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