pure, empty, love

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Sometimes we feel empty; we feel a vacuum, a great lack of something. We don’t know the cause; it’s very vague, but that feeling of being empty inside is very strong. We expect and hope for something much better so we’ll feel less alone, less empty. The desire to understand ourselves and to understand life is a deep thirst. There’s also the deep thirst to be loved and to love. We are ready to love and be loved. It’s very natural. To love is, first of all, to accept ourselves as we actually are. The first practice of love is to know oneself. When we practice Metta Meditation, we see the conditions that have caused us to be the way we are; this makes it easy for us to accept ourselves, including our suffering and our happiness. When we practice Metta Meditation, we touch our deepest aspirations.     ~Thich Nhat Hanh

‘hang on to nothing’ is what we tend to hear from our spiritual teachers…..love so deep, and then give it away…

inquiry for today~  how can giving your love away be more expansive, less constricting and fearful?

the wise way

What I have found over the years is that when someone really allows themselves to connect with what their spiritual life is about for them- what their deep questions are, what their deep yearning is- then they have all the vitality they need. All of a sudden, the direction of their whole spiritual life starts to become conscious.   ~Adyashanti

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