Chart your course among the ruins carefully
lest you make the same
You know, the one where you look out for
your own safety
when there is no such thing,
No fair zigzagging or second-guessing or even
sitting down for a good
Just stick it out while running madly in circles
One day you will be a whirling dervish.
All is well.
Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery,
teach me how to trust
my inner knowing,
the senses of my body,
blessings of my spirit.
Teach me to trust these things
so that I may enter
my Sacred Space*
and love beyond my fear,
and thus Walk in Balance
the passing of each glorious Sun.
*According to the Native People, the Sacred Space
is the space between
exhalation and inhalation.
To Walk in Balance is to have Heaven
and Earth (physicality) in Harmony.
Via Wisdom of the Sacred Feminine on Facebook
"I have come across a number of very well read Buddhists who have read and
memorized great quantities of Buddhist texts who also seemed to lack basic
concern for others- who would snap at those with lesser learning, and even
refuse to offer support for those around them who were struggling. As if
hypnotized by the wonderful image of the inner cartography that they were
studying, they had become separated from the awareness that in order to
journey we must put the map down so that we can actually begin. If
we try to
read a map and walk simultaneously we easily lose our orientation.
I’ve also seen many folks shun basic bodhicitta practice for practices that
a more head-on way with emptiness; more secret practices, higher
implying that loving kindness is basic. Actually, it can be
excruciating to try to
be there for others. Kindness in the face of
adversity, or aversion for that matter,
is not as easy as reading a book
about it. It can be much more convenient to
rest in the thought that “my
self-centeredness doesn’t exist, it’s empty of any
it’s unnecessary to really look at it in the face to see
where it’s coming
~Karma Changchub Thinley
via Daily Dharma
A reader's contribution by Christopher Chase,
"Look outward at the appearing objects,
like the water in a mirage,
They are more delusive than delusion.
like dreams and illusions,
They resemble a reflected moon and
Look inward at your own mind!
It seems quite exciting, when not
But when examined, there is nothing to it.
being, it is nothing but empty.
It cannot be identified saying, "That's
But is evanescent and elusive like mist."
Dzogchen master Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche
via Daily Dharma