and the bravest of souls
are those who choose to love
over and over.
from the ancient ways
inquiry for today~ and it’s a question of luminous knowing…..
In a distant land, word spread far and wide of a holy man with magic so powerful it could relieve the most severe suffering. But to reach his wilderness refuge and receive his healing, a seeker had to trek through dense forests and over precarious mountain passes. Those who persevered arrived at the holy man’s simple hut exhausted and dirty. After guiding them to a refreshing stream and then offering tea, he’d sit with them in silence, gazing out at the pines and sky. When he finally spoke, it was to swear them to secrecy about what was next to pass between them. Once they took the vow, the holy man asked a single question: “What are you unwilling to feel?”
thought, feeling, emotion … which is greater ? One is the vector of the other two …
This is what the Buddhists know. We can learn to listen rather than control everything. I hope to learn this:)
Taoists call it fasting the mind …