We judge our experiences right away as situations we like or don’t like, or people as being for or against us, or ideas as being ones we can embrace or fear. But one of the greatest steps we can make on the spiritual path is to learn to stop before we judge experience and give it a chance to tell us something about reality- to impart news about ourselves, about the seeds we have sown, about the changes we can make, about the nature of life. If we can intercept the reactive nature of the mind and the habitual defensiveness of the heart, then we will find ourselves in a world that never runs out of messages…..Elizabeth Lesser
our little miseries shine when we let go of our exchanges with the world……and when we engage with a fierce wholeness, our afflictive emotions ease their grip, and we find curiosity once again……
Work of the eyes is done,
now go and do heart-work.
Like a flickering star, a mirage or a flame,
Like a magical illusion, a dewdrop, or a bubble on a stream,
Like a dream, a flash of lightning, or a cloud
See all compounded things as being like these.