My neighbor gave me 4 acorn squash plants at the end of May, and they have yielded a dozen children including a set of twins.
Two squash from one stem reminds me that both compassion and wisdom are needed for our meditation practice to take off. They are often called the 2 wings of awakening.
Compassion without wisdom can be mushy and saccharine. Wisdom without compassion is dry.
our meditation practice, we want to practice self-compassion, and we
also want to deepen our insights with wisdom practices. When we speak,
we want to to be gentle and straight-forward. Resting in the middle of these paradoxes, we find the Middle Way.
I'll be baking some compassion-wisdom squashes later this fall.