This is one of the most inspiring stories of complete surrender and determination.
To know that nature is in control, to have faith that she will provide the next breath, even in the face of death, as one’s bones are bing eaten away, that is faith and surrender supreme! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
When it springs from faith, “hope” is a supercharged laser light that points the way forward and powers us to take the next step, and the next, until we’re home.
When it springs from blind belief and desperate craving for something to happen, or aversion for something to not happen, “hope” leads us into further into the murky depths of darkness and delusion and distances us from the truth.
On it’s own, hope is just a word.
It’s how you use it that really matters.
Hope this helps :)
A gem of a parable! A perfect example of 'complete surrender'. The 'dissolved' ego, quite literally. Where there's not a trace of I, me, mine. If only realisation could be this simple :) walk, on salt doll, walk on and one day the sea will appear :)
We live fully when we give freely. It is an indescribable joy, maybe even an addiction, where the more you give, the more you want to give. And the more you give, the more you find there is to give. Gratitude!
let it come. let it go. let it all pass. be a passage.
as SN Goenka, the reknowned meditation teachersays in his instructions, "be like a gatekeepr, a watchman, aware of every breath coming in, aware of every breath going out. do nothing. just be aware."
All beings big and small,
the ones you’ve met through spring and fall,
the ones you’re with and hopefully having a ball,
the ones you will meet maybe in a mall,
the point of this bad poem by vinod lal
is, can you truly love them all?