impermanence

Illustration

A rejected submission for the Rize mural competition with the Vancouver Mural Festival. 

Meditation teacher Jack Kornfield shared a beautiful story that has always stuck with me. His teacher Ajahn Chah holds up a beautiful tea cup and says, “To me this cup is already broken. Because I know its fate, I can enjoy it fully here and now. And when it’s gone, it’s gone.” Jack Kornfield reflects, "When we understand the truth of uncertainty and relax, we become free." I took this idea and applied it to smashed precious vases.