The lion’s roar


The Lion’s Roar is the fearless proclamation that any state of mind, any circumstance, any part of ourselves, including the most difficult emotions, is a workable situation, a reminder in the practice of meditation. We can realise that the chaotic situations must not be rejected, nor must we regard them as regressive, as a return to our confusion. We must sit and respect whatever happens to our state of mind
Even chaos should be regarded as extremely good news…We can learn to accept our states as part of the patterns of mind, without question, without reference back to the scriptures, without help from credentials, directly acknowledging that they are so, and that these things are here and true…That is the Lion’s Roar, that whatever occurs in the samsaric mind (the repetitive mind) is regarded itself as the path: everything is workable ~ Jack Kornfield

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