Daring to live means daring to die at any moment but also means daring to be born, crossing great stages of life in which the person we have been dies, and is replaced by another with a renewed vision of the world, and at the same time realising that there will be many obstacles to overcome before we reach the final stage.
We each need to persevere with unshakable courage when faced with all manner of doubts and sorrows and fears, to declare our right to awaken. Have the courage to throw yourself into life, take risks, weather blows, knowing before you begin that you will be exposed to a series of opposites; success and failure, happiness and unhappiness, praise and blame.
Saying yes, opening up and loving; these are the keys that will unlock the door
Grace happens when you abide with what is.
Struggle happens when you push what is away or try to bring something else in. Grace happens when you accept. Struggle happens when you reject. Grace is not continuous for anyone. No matter how far the heart has opened, there will be times when it still contracts in fear. That’s to be expected.
Grace comes and goes. Alignment happens and is lost.
All this is part of the great dance. Since the dance dosn’t always happen the way you expect it to, you have to be ready to dance with whatever comes. If struggle happens and you dance with it,Grace eventually returns.
I am the taste of pure water and the light of sun and moon. I am OM, the sacred word, the sound in silence, and the courage of human beings. I am the sweet fragrance in the earth and the radiance in fire. I am the life in all living beings and the striving of those who train their souls
The real world is beyond our thoughts and ideas; we see it through the net of our desires, divided into pleasure and pain, right and wrong, inner and outer. To see the universe as it is you must step beyond the net. It’s not hard to do so, for the net is full of holes.
The world of the senses gives rise to heat and cold, pleasure and pain. They come and go and do not last. Bear them patiently. For a person unmoved by these changes, for whom sorrow and happiness are the same is truly wise.