from The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace
by Jack Kornfield (Bantam, 2002):
Grasping too tightly
the things of this world,
Holding only to how we want it to be,
Anger is born.
Not understanding the inevitability of change,
confusion clouds the mind.
“Meet this transient world
with neither grasping nor fear,
trust the unfolding of life,
and you will attain true serenity.”