when everything is wrong

Even after all this time

the sun never says to the Earth-

“You owe me.”

Look what happens

with a love like that-

It lights up the whole sky.

~Hafiz

and the heart holds it all and then overflows so lovely…..

inquiry for today~ when you lose your way today, look up….

dreaming of the old heart

Trungpa Rinpoche once asked a group of students, “What do you do when you get squeezed? What do you do when things are unbearable?”

We all sat there, wondering. Almost all of said something to the effect that we just completely fell apart, forgot about practice altogether, and became totally habitual in our reactions.

Needless to say, after that we noticed very clearly what we did when we felt attacked, betrayed, or confused, when we found situations unbearable or unacceptable.

Did we feel resentful and bitter, or did we soften? Did we become wiser or more stupid? As a result of our pain, did we know more about what it is to be human, or did we know less? Were we critical of our world or more generous?

Our whole world falls apart, and we’ve been given this great opportunity.

~Pema Chodron

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