In Buddhist teachings there is a practice of ‘simply’ saying ‘yes’ to whatever arises in our experience. It is a practice of being with things as they are. In accepting,(meaning seeing things as they are) without judgment, without resistance, we become calmer, clearer and more able to respond to our situation with genuine kindness and creativity. I may feel angry or think the world is a mess or feel useless or sad…it’s just what is happening, what is true.
Am I willing to feel my life as it is?
Wednesday, Feb 21 - It didn’t take long for me to realize that the young adults of Parkland were cutting through the layers of despair I had built up all these years. They were telling their truth with passion and conviction.
Tuesday, Feb 20 - On an average, 96 people a day are killed by gunfire in the United States. Yesterday, 17 children were killed in Florida. That leaves 79 others whose names and faces we won’t be seeing online or in print, but they are still dead.