This talk on Understanding Change was given on the occasion of the inauguration of a Wembley Buddhist centre in Alperton, London.
“Nobody has a situation where everything is exactly the way they want it. No-one has control over all the changes they experience.
To live life in a tolerable way, we need to learn that it’s okay if: many things that we want, don’t happen; and many things, that we don’t want to happen, do.
This allows us to live life in a more joyful way; understanding that change is inevitable, albeit not always as we would want.
However sometimes things manifest, that we don’t want, and it turns out okay! And vice-versa! We never know exactly what will happen in the long run. So it’s useless to worry.
We should just try our best to make things better for tomorrow. We can’t exactly guarantee if that will help or not. But what we encounter, we encounter, whether we worry in advance or not. If we have too much worry or fear about what might happen tomorrow, it only guarantees that we will suffer now! So we should just do our best, and whatever will happen, will happen”.
Photos thanks to Conrad Harvey.