True emptiness is not empty, but contains all things. The mysterious and pregnant void creates and reflects all possibilities. From it arises our individuality, which can be discovered and developed, although never possessed or fixed. The self is held in no-self, as the candle flame is held in great emptiness. The great capacities of love, unique destiny, life, and emptiness intertwine, shining, reflecting the one true nature of life. The I Ching speaks of having a well that is finely constructed and closely lined with stones, so that clean, deep, and pure water will always fill it. This purity, our true nature, is found beneath all images of self and emptiness, in the great silence of our being. The qualities we develop are not to be named or possessed. As soon as we try to fix them, they become distorted. Instead, the development of our spirit and the release of our spirit come together, a mystery of form and formlessness. Then, like the water in the well, everything becomes clear and drinkable, and clear water is seen everywhere, in the earth and the sky above…..Jack Kornfield
how can we lessen our grip on our own hearts? what would that look like? what would that feel like? what would we know if the heart was unveiled?
The most important key that has been given to me
and that I want to pass on, is that there is no game “out there”.
You create the game.
Sometimes that means that you have to stand alone at the edge of evolution. Especially since we live in a culture that so heavily emphasizes masculine values, there will be a lot of times when no one can affirm that you are on the right track.
If you look to the old paradigm for approval, you will only recreate the same old story. You have to be willing to walk, perhaps with trembling legs, into uncharted territory.
We are pioneers, and we are the ones that have to take a stand and value what we love,
no one can do that for us.
That is what it means to be a leader.
Find ecstasy within yourself.
It is not out there.
It is within your innermost flowering.
The one you are looking for is you.