A personal blog by a graying (mostly Anglo with light African-American roots) gay leftist leaning liberal progressive fit married college-educated former Baha'i NPR-listening Professor Emeritus now following the Dharma from California to Minas Gerais, Brasil.
can’t control [insight]; we can just create conditions in which insight is more likely to happen. We can be curious and open. We can inquire.
And eventually, if we are lucky, the mind will wake up to itself and
know its true nature.
we become mindful of a feeling that’s driving us, we realize that we don’t have to react to it and be driven by it. Instead, we can simply observe it, recognize that it represents a part of us that is suffering,
and have compassion for that part of us.
—Bodhipaksa, “Digital Detox: Reclaim Your Mind From Social Media Addiction”
"When you realize you want to relieve suffering, you realize that you have to become an instrument for the removal of suffering, and that means you have to be free of suffering. Then there is the choice, to
deny suffering or to change yourself inside.