Hold the sadness and pain of samsara in your heart and at the same time the power and vision of the Great Eastern Sun. Then the warrior can make a proper cup of tea.
~Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
how do you use your particular circumstance as fodder for joy?
inquiry for today~ reflect from the inside out, and then from the outside in…like looking in a window from the dark street or from the window out into the light-filled and dirty street…….
What’s really important is that we have the capacity to open and to listen, that we have the ability to be available, to hear things that we’re not use to hearing, to see things in new ways. A spiritual teaching should actually challenge us, challenge our views, challenge the way we think. If it simply conforms to our views and the way we think, it’s really not any good to us, because it will just reinforce our illusions of separation and superiority. True autonomy is not about “me” as an ego; it’s about life itself. That’s why the term “waking up” is so instructive: we’re literally waking up from identity, from who we think we are.