BY ELIZABETH BLUE The car that had been broken into wasn't mine. It wasn't his, either. Technically it belonged to his girlfriend – his primary partner of fifteen years.
The acceptance of the fundamental changing, impermanent nature of the world is at the heart of Buddhist philosophy and is a constant theme through Pema Chodron's teachings. When things fall apart, when the ground is pulled out from under us, it is not a cause for panic, but rather a cause for celebration.