Christmas Morning

humble angel gifts...

The sweet breath of morning brings a sigh, a release into gentleness….

This wonderful little story is my idea of the beauty of truth in Christmas

And this, I believe, is the source of our Christmas ‘stuff’…

Going beyond fear begins when we examine our fear: our anxiety, nervousness, concerns, busyness & restlessness. If we look into our fear, if we look beneath the veneer, the first thing we find is sadness, beneath the nervousness. Nervousness is cranking up, vibrating all the time. When we slow down, when we relax with our fear, we find sadness, which is calm & gentle. Sadness hits you in your heart, & your body produces a tear. Before you cry, there is a feeling in your chest & then, after that, you produce tears in your eyes. You are about to produce rain or a waterfall in your eyes & you feel sad & lonely & perhaps romantic at the same time. That is the first tip of fearlessness, & the first sign of real warriorship. You might think that, when you experience fearlessness, you will hear the opening to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony or see a great explosion in the sky, but it doesn’t happen that way. Discovering fearlessness comes from working with the softness of the human heart……Chogyam Trungpa

Soft & tender hearts make their subtle & surprising appearances at Christmas….this experience of the sad & tender heart is what gives birth to fearlessness…..allow its sweet glimpse to surprise you…..

like Christmas magic…..

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