free to feel


We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.

~Marcel Proust

when we lead with appreciation and radiance….

inquiry for today~   where is this lovingkindness found today? this true wisdom?

with a little less

What is this experience called life? That is the great mystery. The life that we think is real and substantial- bodies, families, relationships, achievements, our wealth and possessions- is really just one experience after another. The so-called objective world is an abstraction from what we actually experience. When confronted with a mystery, we turn to beliefs; we wonder, “Why did that happen?” or “Why is this happening to me?” Beliefs provide a way to interpret what happens in life as part of a larger order, plan, or structure. They tell us what is possible and what is not. Beliefs appear to confirm our place in the scheme of things because the interpretation they offer accords with what is already inside us. Beliefs offer the impression of security and shelter from the mystery of being. All of us, at some point in our lives, have looked up at a clear blue sky and asked ourselves, “Why is the sky blue?” There it is, as blue as can be, and we feel the mystery. In that moment, a curiosity, an opening, stirs in us. Look into the deep blue of the sky and ask, “Why is it so blue? Where does the blue come from?” Feel what happens inside you. Don’t analyze the sky or what stirs inside. Just rest there, in the mystery of it all. Something opens inside you, and you feel more present in life.

~Ken McLeod

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