laying down the weapons against love

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The moment you see how important it is

to love yourself,

you will stop making others suffer.

…Buddha

can we consider our hearts to be the tool for space-clearing? can we face the subtle shape of our deep pain? can we embed the nurturing wellspring of self-forgiveness into the weight of our saddest cares, the weight of our bones?

R  Recognize what is happening

A  Allow life to be just as it is

I  Investigate inner experience with kindness

N  Non-identification

RAIN directly de-conditions the habitual ways in which you resist your moment-to-moment experience. It doesn’t matter whether you resist what is by lashing out in anger, by having a cigarette, or by getting immersed in obsessive thinking. Your attempt to control the life within and around you actually cuts you off from your own heart and from this living world. RAIN begins to undo these unconscious patterns as soon as we take the first step. These steps give us somewhere to turn in a painful moment, and as we all rely on them more regularly, they strengthen our capacity to come home to our deepest truth. Like the clear sky and clean air after a cooling rain, this mindfulness practice brings a new openness and calm to our daily lives…..Tara Brach

waves of experience

There is a place in the heart where everything meets.

Go there if you want to find me.

Mind, senses, soul, eternity, all are there.

Are you there?

Enter the bowl of vastness that is the heart.

Give yourself to it with total abandon…

Once you know the way

the nature of attention will call you

to return, again and again,

and be saturated with knowing,

‘I belong here, I am at home here.’

…..Radiance Sutras, translated by Lorin Roche

2 thoughts on “laying down the weapons against love

  1. Love this, Blue…… I am in the place where I began and I remain, forsaking now a past I cannot change. Beautiful this becoming,unremembering the burdens we’ve assumed. ~ Love, Bobbie

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