#Omens&Symbols . . .Cup of Life and Death

“Tibetans have a custom of turning over their cup before going to sleep,
signifying not just the end of the day, but the end of one’s life.
In the morning, we first think:

I am alive, I can see, I can hear, I can feel.

Then we turn the cup right side up:

My new life begins, and I am ready to receive.

In the morning, the mind is very fresh, and just one moment
of appreciation for being alive can orient our whole day,
and remind us of the continual cycle of living and dying.”

Photo by Somchai Chitprathak on Pixabay.
Text & image source: Steven Crandell @ Ecumenicus https://www.facebook.com/ecumenicus/

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