By Sangharakshita 
The world has been turned upside down and our assumptions about ourselves and the world have been severely challenged. One of our assumptions on a global and personal level is that we are in charge. I run my life, we run the world. Well I am afraid the truth is some thing different, more scary and liberating at the same time.  
On our recent meditation retreats and mindfulness courses I have been reading out a poem by my teacher called Life is King. You can read it below and let me know your responses.  
Hour after hour, day 
After day we try 
To grasp the Ungraspable, pinpoint 
The Unpredictable. Flowers 
Wither when touched, ice 
Suddenly cracks beneath our feet. Vainly 
We try to track birdflight through the sky trace 
Dumb fish through deep water, try 
To anticipate the earned smile the soft 
Reward, even 
Try to grasp our own lives. But Life 
Slips through our fingers 
Like snow, Life 
Cannot belong to us. We 
Belong to Life. Life 
is King 
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