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The Value of the Undependable

Even when we seem to pay objective attention to the flow of our experiences, we often impose a scale of value upon them — pleasing or unpleasing, likable or not — as if this will usher us toward a more pleasant existence. The inconstancy and undependability of phenomena are not our focus. Yet giving our attention directly to the fleeting, changing, unreliable nature of our experience can be precisely the approach that brings us peace and freedom. Wendy guided our reflections on this slippery topic this week, drawing on excerpts from a dharma talk by Nathan Glide titled “Anicca and Vedana”

“Anicca and Vedana” Nathan Glyde 2021-02-02
https://dharmaseed.org/talks/63811/