the measure of a dark hour

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Letting go does not mean abandoning one thing in order to seek something else. It means giving up every comparison, seeing that there is nothing to be removed and nothing to be added, and that the boundary between ourselves and others is not real. We need to give up our human condition in order to become a buddha.

We seek buddhahood in our very human condition, giving up nothing and seeking nothing. That is the meaning of apranihita, “aimlessness,” sometimes translated as “wishlessness.” It is the same as not seeking. Let go in order to be everything and to be completely free.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

like wandering aimlessly in circles, never to find a beginning or ending….

inquiry for today~   how do you pause and notice where you’ve been and where you’re going?

safety as illusion

Because the trance of fear arises from feeling cut off in relationship, we continue to feel fundamentally unsafe until we begin to experience with others some of the love and understanding we needed as children. The first step in finding a basic sense of safety is to discover our connectedness with others. As we begin to trust the reality of belonging, the stranglehold of fear loosens its grip.

~Tara Brach

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