“Maybe it's because we innately know that everything is impermanent that we so desperately cling to it. But cling we do.
know that our youth vanishes that we and our loved one will die one
day, that whatever we have accumulated can easily be taken away from us,
that one day our skills might not be wanted, that a day may come when
our love might not be reciprocated. But we go on clinging.
Everywhere we turn we are faced with impermanence. (..) The more we cling - of course - the more pain we feel as things fade, disappear, die around us. And sometimes the more we cling, the more these things happen. (..)
The key to being able to let go of all the stuff you're holding on to is knowing that you'll be okay if you don't have it. And that's the truth. You can survive with very little. And though the passing of people and things can be painful, you will survive.”