Meditation is like shifting everything into neutral. It takes a quality of trust, curiosity, and desperation.
I never miss what I can’t find…
inquiry for today~ may the day bring connection to the depths of mind….
The heart of mindfulness is compassionate awareness able to hold and bear any experience without turning away, and without compulsively trying to change the experience. Developing our capacity to “sit in the fire” with our own suffering is very powerful. Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that we need to remember to “smile to our sorrow and to our pain because we are more than our sorrow or pain.” Finding the courage to “sit in the fire” also builds our confidence and compassion and strengthens us to be more wholeheartedly present with others we care for when they are suffering.