why wait?

Sooner or later life catches up with us and we come to the realization that there is no avoiding our problems, there is no running away from our demons, there is no going to war to win over this life or force our way through.  It never lasts.  There is nothing to grasp in desperation.  It only adds to the suffering in the world.

We come to realize, often through experiencing or bearing witness to suffering, that the only true option is to meet life with authenticity in all of its rawness with an open heart, right here in this moment.

Meditation is the practice of not waiting until later, but gently and persistently meeting life as it is and as we are in this moment.  Staying put.  meeting our demons with compassion and gentleness.  Moving beyond winning and losing.  Letting go.  Transforming suffering rather than transmitting suffering.  Then we have no need to go to war with ourselves, with others, with life.  Then we have peace.

~j

breathe deep and exhale…


life has room for all of it. the beautiful and the messy. 
and your heart? 

your heart has the capacity to hold it all. 
and your mind?

your mind has the wisdom to let it all go.
breathe deep and exhale ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
#ThisIsIt #NoNeedForPerfection #heart #mind #wisdom #life #LetGo #flow

bend…

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.โ€~ Bruce Lee
#BeFlexible #yield #flow #relax #LetGo #bend #trust #peace #QuickSketch #JMWart