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Unworldy well being

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:34 pm
by befriend
I've noticed it's unsettling for me to experience impermanence because my mind thinks well if everything is impermanent how can I be happy? Before I have a solid insight practice should I first find happiness/well being inside from practicing Dhamma?

Re: Unworldy well being

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:40 pm
by Dan74
befriend wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:34 pm
I've noticed it's unsettling for me to experience impermanence because my mind thinks well if everything is impermanent how can I be happy? Before I have a solid insight practice should I first find happiness/well being inside from practicing Dhamma?
It varies, but often it's a good idea. Or at least, a measure of stability, psychological well-being and groundedness.

Sometimes though, a sense of deep unease, like the one you're describing, can be great fuel for practice.