Uplifted Heart of Practice ~ Four | 10 . 15 . 2019

San Rafael ~ Marin ~ MEDITATION GROUP

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It is only with the heart that one can seerightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

-Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900-1944)

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Excellence of the Heart

– Pema Chodren

When I was about six years old I received the essential bodhichitta teaching from an old woman sitting in the sun. I was walking by her house one day feeling lonely, unloved and mad, kicking anything I could find. Laughing, she said to me, “Little girl, don’t you go letting life harden your heart.”

Right there, I received this pith instruction: we can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder and more open to what scares us. We always have this choice.

If we were to ask the Buddha…

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Author: dreamweaver333

I love to listen to the whispering of spirit.

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