allow space for feeling…

befriend yourself. allow the space to hold yourself and all you are feeling with grace and gentleness. allow space for nonaction and then mindful, compassionate action when and where appropriate. this is a practice.
~j

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Posted @withregram • @sharonsalzberg

We need to honor the dignity of every feeling that arises within us. This doesn’t mean we necessarily act on every feeling, but we knowledge them, without suppressing or repressing them.

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you are here…

eventually, if we want to suffer less, we have to come to the realization that life doesn’t bend to our comfort level.

instead, it provides the opportunity to grow in our capacity to open to life as it is in this moment, to open our heart, and act from awareness and compassion for ourselves and others.

it’s a life long practice.

still practicing…

~j

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#TheLongArc #ForeverOpening #path #practice #OpenHeart #PlantingSeeds #life #mindfulness #EngagedBuddhistm #Zen #Buddhism #enso #JinpaLhaga #JMWart #art

be soft…

in so many ways we have been taught that being brave is being tough and to be tough means to harden ourselves up. but this isn’t true. when we harden and close up, we aren’t living out of bravery; we are living out of fear. 

instead, we can open our hearts, allow ourselves to be vulnerable, raw, receptive, open, present to life. this is true bravery, this is love, and fear has no hold on love. living love is how we are set free.

~j

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#freedom #soft #OpenHeart #love #bravery #path #practice #EngagedBuddhism #JinpaLhaga #JoelLeonQuotes

be soft…

there is beauty. there is love. may we awaken to it, may it be our refuge, may it move us into tenderness of heart and compassion.

~j

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#beauty #love #life #OpenHeart #tenderness #path #practice #JinpaLhaga #KurtVonnegutQuotes

Patreon support…

hi friends 🤗

here is some of the artwork and photography i’ve gifted my Patreon members as digital art print downloads for them to use and print as they like 👍🏻

these digital art prints are in addition to the other benefits each of the seven contributor tiers already receive. they’re a way of saying thank you for such generosity and are given to every level 🤩

for the price of a coffee (just $3 or $5) a month, you can have all of these digital prints, plus future ones, plus tier benefits ✨

please consider supporting my art and my ability to offer free/by donation meditation instruction, as i also provide full-time care for my father who has Parkinson’s/Lewy Body Dementia.

Thank you!
Patreon link: http://www.patreon.com/jaysenwaller

~j
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#generosity #giving #dana #Patreon #contributors #art #meditation #path #practice #JinpaLhaga #JMWart

art commissions…

interested in original zen ensos and calligraphy contemplative art?
let’s collaborate – great for gifts and home decor. please see example of commissioned and gifted art attached. DM for pricing if interested. see samples above.

~j
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#art #OriginalArt #CommissionedArt #ZenArt #ZenEnsos #ensos #calligraphy #BuddhistArt #ContemplativeArt #MeditativeArt #contemplation #meditation #GiftIdeas #HomeDecor #JinpaLhaga #JMWart

loving it all…

love it all.

this doesn’t mean we have to like it all.
rather, it is an orientation, an approach to life that says, “no matter the situation, i can offer my open-heartedness, my empathy, my tenderness and compassion.” it is an understanding that we can choose to arrive at each moment of our life with authenticity, without pushing anything away.

~j

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#LoveItAll #love #life #OpenHeart #empathy #tenderness #compassion #path #practice #JinpaLhaga #JMWart #calligraphy #art

luminous and inexhaustible…

“Although my eyes, blinded by passions, do not see the brilliant light which embraces me, the Great Compassion never tires, always casting its light upon me.” ~ Shinran Shonin

may we awaken in awareness, in heart and mind, to the Great Compassion, luminous and inexhaustible.

~j

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#GreatCompassion #luminous #inexhaustible #love #awaken #awareness #OpenHeart #path #practice #ShinranShoninQuotes #JinpaLhaga #JMWart #enso #candle #flame #art