I loved today's theme... It echoes so much in my experience... Trying to find security and peace outside, trying to look for everything I need outside, even with all the hours of Buddhist teachings recevied on that subject, even with my own experience that I don't find it there... still having that habit first... Still sometimes believing it can be there. Such a tricky one to uproot! Sometimes I can remind myself alone, with my practice and awareness, but it feels so good to share that aspiration as a community... Such a meaningful path to turn inward and look for security and peace (and love, and light, and joy, and everything) inside. Then we free ourselves. Then we free others.
Thank you dear Sopurkh, your heart sharings are as important as the kryia, relaxation and meditation...
Much love to all, be well, and especially our dear Snatam 💙
Yes, such a beautiful reminder. We are nothing. We are unknowable. Just peace. Beautiful 🕊🤍
It seems the only reason it works is that we are nothing. Which is surprisingly peaceful to know. Or it may be that we can never really true know our soul (therefore it’s nothing) but rather we can only be it. I can never think it into a corner so therefore I stop thinking. And I just be it. I just be peace.
I just saw this as I lay in my cozy bed telling my body to be peaceful. It’s a very zig zag process for sure. Letting the idea come in, it has blossomed like a flower…… or maybe just a little bud right now. I have been taught to give love and peace, and peace was the highest aspiration. I served it well from a young age, but never really reached out and grabbed it for myself. All I did was things to bring others peace. I was listening deeply to everything but my own heartbeat. Craving balance from making peace on the outside, I was not feeling a whole lot better. It’s a lot of effort to always be making surroundings peaceful. After last Friday I feel like a new stage has been built for more peace on the inside. Sopurkh’s tale was beautiful, truly a gift. To know you can start again in love is very powerful.