Dharma is not about credentials. It’s not about how many practices you’ve done, or how peaceful you can make your mind. It’s about how naked you’re willing to be with your own life, & how much you’re willing to let go of your masks & your armor & live as a completely exposed, undefended, & open human person…..Reginald Ray
take a deep breath & sit awhile…lay your heart down beside you…look out on the horizon…..bleed for awhile oh so gently….then return your heart oh so tenderly…..renewed & purged….an uncovering of light to enter into dusk….to remember another day comes tomorrow….
When grapes turn to wine,
they long for our ability to change.
When stars wheel
around the North Pole,
they are longing for our
this longing to hold the heart, put it down, & then pick it up again, is the human condition….the symbolic act of surrender, fear & change….then beginning the cycle again……be well…..be easy with your heart…..be blessed with your heart beating softly in your chest…..this is our dharma….
Waking up this morning, I smile,
Twenty four brand new hours are before me.
I vow to live fully in each moment
& to look at all beings with the eyes of compassion….
….Thich Nhat Hanh