this simple light

Most of us need to be reminded that we are good, that we are lovable, that we belong. If we knew just how powerfully our thoughts, words, and actions affected the hearts of those around us, we’d reach out and join hands again and again. Our relationships have the potential to be a sacred refuge, a place of healing and awakening. With each person we meet, we can learn to look behind the mask and see the one who longs to love and to be loved. We can remember to say our blessings out loud.

~Tara Brach

there is spaciousness around my deep divides, disconnections, disheartenments….

inquiry for today~ breathe. soften. notice. repeat.

I can’t always remember

The spirit you need to bring to meditation is one of openness, of discover, of seeing. To sit, to walk, and to train yourself to bring your attention back to the present moment. To learn how to concentrate mindfully in a balanced way- and to observe your breath, your body, your emotions, and your mind. To learn the patterns of body and mind that cause suffering, and discover release from that suffering. We can also learn how to relate to our lives and the lives of others, with lovingkindness, with a greater sense of understanding and compassion. As he was dying, someone asked Aldous Huxley if he could say what he had learned in all of his work with many spiritual teachers and gurus on his own spiritual journey. Huxley’s answer was, “It is embarrassing to tell you this, but it seems to come down mostly to just learning to be kind.”

~Jack Kornfield

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