Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Via Ram Dass - Love Serve Remember Foundation / Words of Wisdom - February 23, 2020 šŸ’Œ

We often fail to recognize that we too are a part of the lawful unfolding of nature. From a higher perspective, we can sometimes see that it’s all perfect, but that attitude is difficult to maintain in the presence of real suffering. If we attempt to live in either of these extremes, then we’re standing, ‘somewhere’, and there’s nowhere to stand. Our incarnation isn’t an error, and where we are is exactly where we are supposed to be, in this moment. We can’t push away our humanity, as freedom comes through form, not in spite of it.

- Ram Dass -

Via Daily Dharma: There Is Nothing You Need to Fix

Take the attitude that there is nothing in your experience that you need to control or fix, and you’ll be available to experience the perfection that is always there, the truth that everything you need to awaken is with you right now.

—Kate Johnson, “Calming the Not Now Mind

Via Daily Dharma: What about Attachment to Family?

Too often Buddhist “nonattachment” is misconstrued as “non-loving.” The purpose of Buddhist practice is not to “renounce” our families or community, but to shed habits of self-protective clinging that prevent us from loving them more unconditionally, powerfully, enjoyably.

—Lama John Makransky, “Family Practice