integrity as enticement

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When we live with integrity, we further enhance intimacy with ourselves by being able to rejoice, taking active delight in our actions. Rejoicing opens us tremendously, dissolving our barriers, thereby enabling intimacy to extend to all of life.

The enlivening force itself is rapture. It brightens our vitality, our gratitude, and our love. We begin to develop rapture by rejoicing in our own goodness.

Contemplating the goodness within ourselves is a classical meditation, done to bring light, joy and rapture to the mind. Yet this classical reflection is not a way of increasing conceit. It is rather a commitment to our own happiness, seeing our happiness as the basis for intimacy with all of life. It fills us with joy and love for ourselves and a great deal of self-respect.

~Sharon Salzberg

your rapture may be about how interested you are…..

inquiry for today~   what’s interesting today?

how we deepen

10,000 flowers in spring,

the moon in autumn,

a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter-

If your mind is not clouded by unnecessary things,

this is the best season of your life.

~Chinese poem (unknown)

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