I am currently reading "The Places That Scare You" by Pema Choodron and have a few questions about what she is writing. Searching around for discussion forums, I found this place...which seems to be quite active, so I thought I would try asking my questions here. I don't know if this is the correct place to ask these questions, so if not please let me know.
She is talking about impermanence, and writes the following:
"First, we expect that what is always changing should be graspable and predictable. We are born with a craving for resolution and security that governs our thoughts, words, and actions. We are like people in a boat that is falling apart, trying to hold on to the water. The dynamic, energetic, and natural flow of the universe is not acceptable to the conventional mind. Our prejudices and addictions are patterns that arise from the fear of a fluid world."
My question is this: What does she mean when she says that our prejudices arise from the fear of a fluid world? Looking at my experience, I can see how I use addictions (I will include bad habits in this) to cope with uncertainty. But, prejudices....hmm... I'm thinking there must be more to this idea than I am catching. Can anyone expand on this idea for me?