Are we open to the inevitability of change?
Expecting stability is a set up according to Pem Chodron. We try to freeze ourselves and freeze others so we think we can find stability. This insulates us from reality putting us on a bubble. Instead we should show vulnerability and develop strength and fearlessness.
When we open up to life and acknowledge impermanence, we can use our awareness. Awareness, is not hiding out. Getting stability is found in the facilitating of change and movement past out static ideas of self.
Pem Chodron: suffering is not the result of things that happen to us; it’s how we relate to the things that happen to us that causes us to suffer.