coming home from the grocery store, I find an eagle standing watch by my window. Relaxing and at ease he gazes out to the New Meadows River looking for his prey. I am grateful and pray that he be reborn in a higher realm
it is our tremendous fear that keeps us suffering:
We won’t have enough
What will happen to me
Well, what if we hold our seat and don’t run, don’t attack, don’t freeze?
What if we let go of the whole illusion we are running on ourselves?
It will all fall apart and we’ll be free each time we do it.
we can live our best life if we do not cling to the waves of hope and fear. It does not mean good or bad will not happen, but we will see things as they are unfiltered by hope or fear.
When we practice very ferociously, we may feel we are going to break through some special barrier, that we are getting some where, yet often the result of this single intense effort is to have the effort bounce back at you.
At this level, our mind is not some machine that pumps out more cars the harder the factory runs. It resents the use of force. Better to tame the tiger by gentleness and have it become our friend.