A short while ago, I was working with my Waking Up Study group. We were reviewing a chapter from my book entitled Polishing the Mirror, Saying Goodbye to the Judge. Just as we were beginning our conversation about judging tyrants and murderers, we heard the news about the bombing at the Boston Marathon. The timing [...]
Timothy Freke has these wonderful words to say about our impermanence. “The great grief of life, caused by impermanence, can’t be avoided. But it’s ameliorated by also knowing the great joy of life, which is that every moment is a fresh expression of the primal goodness. And then impermanence becomes poignantly beautiful. Each moment becomes [...]
Yesterday, I heard a huge crash outside the house. Things were breaking. I went out to see what had happened. The workman had cut a heavy branch from high in a tree near the house and it fell into our entrance roof, smashing the roof, disconnecting part of it from the wall, destroying the drainage [...]
Our ego has caused so much trouble that, when we first encounter its manipulations, through awareness, it seems to beg the condemnation of a heretofore uncovered criminal enterprise. We might feel cheated or betrayed by our own pathology! We might think, “My God, all those years under its control. Lost!” When the dust of our [...]
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