The words of the Teacher:
A generation goes, and a generation comes,
but the earth remains forever.
The sun rises and the sun goes down,
and hurries to the place where it rises.
The wind blows to the south,
and goes around to the north;
round and round goes the wind,
and on its circuits the wind returns.
All streams run to the sea,
but the sea is not full;
to the place where the streams flow,
there they continue to flow. – Ecclesiastes 1: 4-7
Following teachers like Rabbi Rami Shapiro, I don’t think Ecclesiastes is preaching that life is meaningless.
Life is fleeting. This we know.
That doesn’t make it meaningless.
Impermanence makes life precious, says the Wisdom Teacher.
Impermanence makes it a challenge to live well
even in the midst of all that is changing.
In the Wisdom way, we live with present moment awareness,
not leaning into the past or anticipating the future.
We are here now.
We receive each moment without judgement,
We let it go without clinging.
Like the sun rising
Like the wind blowing
Like the stream flowing
a living circle,
a circle of life.
“Blogging one verse from every book of the bible.
(Except today when I really needed three verses!)