Saturday, June 2, 2012

What gets you out of bed in the morning?
The need to pee? Your cat? Your dog?
The desire to go out to the garden?
The chirp of a bird calling you to put out a few sunflower seeds for its breakfast? (But no more than 2 tablespoons, so you won't attract bears.)

What wakes us up in our spiritual life?
Usually some form of stress, sorrow, or heartbreak calls our attention to a spiritual path. We are seeking relief. We want to reduce our stress.

We learn to practice mindfulness and begin to gain insight into the workings of our mind. We begin to see that our culture, our society normalizes greed, aggression, and delusion. Naively, we thought that was how the world was supposed to operate.

But our tender hearts were right all along. We want to follow the path with heart.
That's what will wake us up to Life.

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