the closer you get. the more intimate you become with something. the less personal it is.

michael stone

practice.

„What is your practice?“ Yun Men was asked by a student. „An appropriate response.“ He replied.

Connected with every part of ourselves. And therefore with the whole universe.  In loving-kindness. An appropriate response will naturally arise.

 

to hold space for whatever arises. inside. outside.

 

practice informs life. life informs practice.

abhyāsa.

the subtle effort of effortlessness.

in other words. simply be yourself.

the most difficult thing.

is.

see the reflection of your own buddha nature. in everything. in everyone.

Turn towards all your body with tenderness. Meet all those parts that have been neglected or forgotten. That you have not been patient with. With love. Who else would, if not you yourself.

To sit with the beautiful, the sad, the aching, the irritating, the shimmering, the hot, the confusing, the mighty, the tiring, the decomposing.

Nothing. More.