we are life…

“We are life, and life is far vaster than this body, this concept, this mind.”

~

Thich Nhat Hanh

we human beings are great at labeling things and in some sense it is beneficial to do so, to have a common way of communicating about a situation, a feeling, a person, an object. naming things can also imbue them with a sense of power, with life.

however, an unfortunate problem arises out of this. once we name something, or label a situation or a person, all of a sudden we think we know all there is to know about it. story done, the end. signed, sealed, delivered – it’s ours! in some sense, we do take ownership or possession of things, situations, and people once we name or label them and we think – yes, this is the truth!

but it isn’t, at least not completely. in thinking we know all there is about something, a situation, an object, or a person we are no longer allowing things, situations, objects, and people to be fully what they are or ourselves the opportunity to learn and grow.

it is important to keep a sense of mystery, of humility, of open-heartedness toward all of life.

~j

#Tao #Life #TheForce #Zen #EngagedBuddhist #TheLongArc #PlantingSeeds #Enso #JMWart #JinpaLhaga

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