greening heart

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What you’ll see, if you watch carefully, is that you have a phenomenal amount of energy inside of you. It doesn’t come from food and it doesn’t come from sleep. This energy is always available to you. At any moment you can draw upon it. When it is flowing strongly, you can actually feel it coursing through you in waves. It gushes up spontaneously from deep inside and restores, replenishes, and recharges you. The only thing you have to know is that opening allows energy in, and closing blocks it out. Now you have to decide whether or not you want this energy. There is a very simple method for staying open. You stay open by never closing. It’s really that simple.  ~Michael Singer

when the mourning comes on like a heavy stone, then lean in to the stone, to the earth, the dust, to the cave…..

inquiry for today~    you have another chance to practice today…….don’t be timid….don’t blame yourself…..don’t need to understand……just be bigger…..

to recognize fundamental courage

We cannot be in the present moment and run our story lines at the same time. Experiment with this for yourself, and watch how it changes you. In fact, anyone who stands on the edge of the unknown, fully in the present, without a reference point, experiences groundlessness. That’s when our understanding goes deeper, when we find that the present moment is  pretty vulnerable place and that this can be completely unnerving and completely tender at the same time. If we commit ourselves to staying right where we are, then our experience becomes very vivid. Things become very clear when there is nowhere to escape.    ~Pema Chodron

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