On Feb 14, 2014 Meredith wrote:|
So simple, yet so profound. I love the line that "loss of faith in the show is part of the show"...and what a wonderful show it is! The selection reminds me a lot of the work of Byron Katie, and brought to mind this quote by her: "When I argue with reality, I lose—but only 100% of the time." This piece is such a good reminder to stop arguing with reality and instead embrace it. In my own life, as someone who is self-employed, I have learned to really lean into the fear and unknown aspects of life - particularly where my next source of income is coming from, after many years of being in the corporate world, where I felt a perceived sense of security (which I recognize to be an illusion) and a regular paycheck. It never ceases to astonish my limited mind that as much as I may worry, things always work out...in many cases without much (or any) effort on my part. I give away so much energy examining my life circumstances and trying to "figure everything out" and have really tried to make my practice much more one of receptivity, trusting that life is unfolding perfectly, even if it doesn't match the well-laid plans in my mind.
On Jan 18, 2011 meredith wrote:|
I loved reading this, and the timing is especially appropriate for me, and tomorrow is Tu B'Shvat, the "Jewish New Year of Tree", a holiday that encourages us to honor the Earth through planting trees, eating the fruits of the land, and acknowledging the interconnectedness of species/beings. In modern time, it has been an opportunity to focus on sustainability as well. I look forward to integrating this teaching into the ceremony I am planning for tomorrow.