Spiritual maturity is being
ready to let go everything. Giving up is a first step, but real giving-up is the
insight that there's nothing to be given up, since nothing is your
Eight days ago our neighbor called and left us a message You house is on fire. Driving back to our home we could see the smoke from a distance and feel our hearts beating faster and faster 6 fire trucks and 20 firefighters were fighting the power of the fire. We just sat on the side of the road and watched It felt like a dream, surreal and yet very real because of all the smells and sounds There was nothing we could do or not do
For few days we were both expecting to wake up from this dream but even that hope soon faded, emotions of fear, sadness, despair, laughter, optimism came and went away and a feeling of complete surrender and a sense of aliveness came to being.
It has been a dramatic experience at times but there has been no drama, no story, no regret or desire to have things different then what they are...
Life goes on in it's impermanence and we do what we have to do. Having no possessions has been truly refreshing. The house was a beautiful SAND painting that blew in the wind and we'll do it again with the same joy and the same commitment as we did before... Our office is still functional and all our work has survived...
We have the joy to be able to share this story with you and if we look away from the computer the sun in shining, birds are singing, the wind is blowing and there is true sense of freedom in not having any desire or need for anything to be different from what is...
Isn't life marvelous???
Love, Maurizio & Zaya