Give Up Your Throne


The true spirit of the Mahayana is – to give up any sense of special-ness……. This is really the only way for confidence to arise. We will never find confidence in identity. Identity makes us awkward – it takes away our agility
We can’t be joyful and responsive…there will always be something to hold together or to project out into the world: “the maverick”, “the intelligent one”, “the victim.” We don’t have a clear relationship with the world when we cling to identity…it’s like walking in a room full of people and having that anxiety of not knowing where to sit
When we are not clinging to identity we can sit anywhere. We can sit on a throne if that is what serves, and we can sit on the ground if that serves the situation. We are flexible. No problems -Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

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