reflection in a puddle

Sparkling Puddles

Death, impermanence, things that go wrong, laughter, colour, autumn leaves, light sparkling in puddles, cars breaking down, relationships ending, falling in love – all are the play of existence, the movement and change that is reality. It is only experienced as unsatisfactory when we try to stop movement and change, or see movement and change as painful. Once we have a real understanding of the cause of our experience of samsara as unsatisfactory, we can engage with it in a light-hearted manner. We can play with our life experience, rather than feeling like a victim of our circumstances.

Photograph by Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin Tridral (husband of the author), Wyndham Livery, Rhiwbina, Cardiff, Wales, 2008