Thanks Debbie for this idea – your post got me thinking. Two concepts we’re taught to embrace in Buddhism are change and impermanence. And it’s fascinating, to me, to think about karma – cause and effect – where might it all lead? Of course another thing we’re always talking about is mindfulness. Live in this moment – the past is gone, the future will be what it is.
I can share my dreams, my hopes, how I think I would like life to be in ten years but I have no idea what will happen in that time, along the way, that may completely change the direction of even my dreams let alone my life. I could never have predicted some of the huge changes in the last ten years that’s for sure!
Anyway, let’s consider that I am still alive and that life goes like this…..
I expect that my mother will no longer need my care and I hope I am ready, when that time comes, to leave my job and move…
I will be living out of the city either on a small farm near a smallish community, or in a small coastal town. There must be dharma nearby or is my farm suitable as a retreat centre for a city group? It would be wonderful if my last great love and I have found each other and are living together, quite content. Of course I hope that all my children are healthy and happy – I imagine two at least will be living with their partners and I may have maybe three grandchildren by then!
And my greatest wish is that my son will be relaxed around us all again xxx