We need to register to vote on the actions we wish to take towards the most difficult people in our lives. There for the grace of God. We are all human beings with anger, shame and unforgiveness. Self-love includes loving everyone. If we can love ourselves, we can love everyone.
Trouble is, we don’t love ourselves. Self loathing has always been the excuse of my generation. The great suffering in our world is not exempt from unconditional love. The sunlight shines on all of us, equally and unconditionally.
The same Being looks out of my eyes and your eyes. We can harness that energy to have mercy on the human species which includes you and includes me. We are all on this planet together. The vote we have is how we wish to practice, both formal and informal practice.
I took a course this morning with my teacher Will Johnson. Will was also Tomaso’s spiritual teacher. We start a year-long spiritual retreat January 16, 2021. Today Will was hoping others would join us in this year-long adventure. I can’t imagine why anyone would pass up practice with such an enlightened Buddhist practitioner of over 50 years.
The year includes serious life changes of an internal revelational nature. We won’t be able to run away from what ails us. Maybe that’s a good reason not to join us. For me, it’s the only reason to involve myself in this inner transformational practice and process.
Eastern meditative practice often denies the body. The body can become rigid in pain during meditative practice, and the stiffness that settles in every bodily joint is not easily released.
Will’s program focuses on whole body breathing to release rigidity and allow the body, at any age, to work with you and not against.
Our body is 75% water. We can train it to rise like a wave and recede with the ebb and flow of the great ocean within us.
The great wave will drop you unmercifully in the sand after the ride of a lifetime.
Let the great uncertainty begin. Om