humbled again

“Why is the road to freedom so long?”asked the troubled apprentice.And the master replied,“Because it has to go through you.”

~Zen Saying

and when the day is delightful….

inquiry for today~ how will you be when?

opening to who you are

After almost seventy years, I confess that though I have struggled I have never been lost and have never stopped loving—everything. And this has enabled me to inhabit life authentically. In the beginning, there were goals I was taught to work toward and these longings for worth were honed in time into personal ambitions, which all fell away.

For staying true to the love of everything as our teacher has turned out to be the most enduring ambition of all. This love has made me get up when I have fallen, and has given me the strength to enter the breaks in my heart where I have retrieved my gifts.

And so, I have very little to offer beyond the confirmation that unending love without preference will lead us to drink from the Mystery without leaving the world. Unending love without intent will fill every contour of existence the way light fills every hole.

So, there is very little to teach. Just that love awakens everything. And care erases the walls we build between us.

~Mark Nepo

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