Everything is continually appearing and disappearing. Vanishment happens not just to individuals but to whole civilizations. Nephophiles are perhaps more attuned to the glory of this undulating impermanency than the rest of us.
Giving is not giving unless the giver has been scrubbed free of expectation. (This is what ‘give freely’ means.)
Helping is not helping unless the helper is beyond the need of all help.
When his son died, Emerson looked hard at grief. He later recalled it as a shallow emotion, depthless and unreal. No stoic lives far from the fact that we are born to die.
We resent those on whom we depend. Those on whom we depend resent being resented. Psychology calls this unfortunate arrangement “co-dependency.”
It’s actually a useful term. People understand it.
Divinity eschews dependence. You are transcendentally alone. It is up to you.