Rabi’ah Bent Ka’b
these fiery moments hasten us to soften…..it’s not really about being lost…it’s about not abandoning ourselves…..coming to the center of our inner work can make us want to run away….but our deepest sense of being is never lost, abandoned or destroyed……touching this potentiates insight….
The key factor in all relationships, whether in relation to our economy, to our lover, or to ourselves, is how moments of disconnection are handled. When we can still our reactivity, we can see the logic behind our choices, and we also have space enough in our hearts and minds to tolerate disconnection, aloneness, anger, or abandonment. This tolerance is essential for relational attunement. The movement of the waves, the movement of the body in this is the truth of transience. This life is precious, as is every dawn, every breath. What is your life about? This wisdom connects us back with our heart…..Michael Stone
Rather than living a life of resistance and trying to disprove our basic situation of impermanence and change, we could contact the fundamental ambiguity and welcome it. But we don’t have to close down when we feel groundlessness. Instead, we can turn toward it and say, ‘This is what freedom from fixed mind feels like. This is what freedom from closed-heartedness feels like. This is what unbiased, unfettered goodness feels like. Maybe I’ll get curious and see if I can go beyond my resistance and experience the purity of goodness.’……Pema Chodron