we sit, we practice. we practice with our breath, with our thoughts, with all that is in our hearts. allowing all of it to rise and fall, to arrive and pass away. in doing so, we open our hearts, we develop compassion for our own self and our own situation.but what good would it do, to end the journey there? compassion, once developed, naturally extends if we remain open.
the cushion is a great place to start, but not to stay.
go out into the world and offer your compassion through your words and actions.
in case you are wondering, now is the time to engage this life, to stand up and speak out for justice, equality and peace.we do so with empathy, compassion and courage. we do so with open hearts and steady minds rooted in meditation and contemplative practice.
we are interdependent and each of us has a role to play, a job to do, working to retain sanity and peace and to heal suffering for the benefit of all people.
#Bodhisattvas #MeditateAndResist #TheLongArc #PlantingSeeds #TheMettaGarden
just sit and breathe…
give yourself the opportunity to reboot and connect, to open and release. there is so much life. be with it, sit with it, breathe into it.
“Our lives are like the plants, floating along the water’s edge, illumined by the moon.”
of this life
for a time.
just as easily
and all too quickly.
Whatever confronts you
don’t believe it.
When something appears
shine your light on it.
Have confidence in the light
that is always
working inside you.
Even though we’re making our way through an enormous mystery, we often think we do a pretty good job of trying to explain just how things are—until we actually experience the thing we’re trying to explain. Then we realize our words and ideas are like trying to grab a single drop of rain in a thunderstorm.
#BeginnersMind #contemplation #words #ideas #mystery #NotKnowing #JMWart