Whatever Transformative Experience , Questions emerge often clamoring for Attention

“We are like a chick, afraid to break through
the ever-so-thin shell of the
already outgrown and painfully confining egg.”

Whatever Transformative Experience , Questions emerge often clamoring for Attention:

Who am I beyond the functions I’ve served?

Where have my past habits of body and mind, enacted throughout the decades of my life, led me in terms of peace and happiness?

Who am I when the habits of a lifetime are stripped away?

Who am I beyond the persona I’ve presented to the world and to myself? Who am I, bare?

 What really matters at this point in my life?

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Impermanence is life’s only promise to us

My friends, let’s grow up.  Let’s stop pretending we don’t know the deal here. Or if we truly haven’t noticed, let’s wake up and notice. Look: Everything that can be lost, will be lost.It’s simple—how could we have missed it for so long? Let’s grieve our losses fully, like ripe human beings, But please, let’s not be so shocked by them.

“IT IS NOT IMPERMANENCE THAT MAKES US SUFFER. WHAT MAKES US SUFFER IS WANTING THINGS TO BE PERMANENT, WHEN THEY ARE NOT.”

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beginning to see yourself as you are now…

You can’t make radical changes in the pattern of your life until you begin to see yourself exactly as you are now. As soon as you do that, changes will flow naturally. You don’t have to force anything, struggle, or obey rules dictated to you by some authority. It is automatic; you just change. But arriving at that initial insight is quite a task. You have to see who you are and how you are without illusion, judgment, or resistance of any kind.

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“I won’t do something” is quite a different feeling than to think that “I’m a victim and I can’t.”

It must be remembered that we are free to acknowledge and surrender our feelings, and we are free not to surrender. As we examine our “I can’ts” and find out that they are really “I won’ts,” it doesn’t mean that we have to let go of the negative feelings that result in the “I won’ts.”

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