Stuck

“Release seems to come only when we allow ourselves to be truly stuck—when we find ourselves all out of tricks and skillful means. As we allow ourselves to surrender to the prosaic and the holy in the particular form of this moment, we open ourselves to the grace of letting things be—the grace that functions... Continue Reading →

An act of compassion

Every time we know how to look at another living being and recognise the suffering that has made her speak or act, and we are able to see that she is the victim of suffering that she cannot handle - that is an act of compassion - Thich Nhat Hanh

Difference between reaction and response

In a healthy response to pain and fear, we establish awareness before it becomes anger. We can train ourselves to notice the gap between the moments of sense experience and the subsequent response. Because of the particle-like nature of consciousness, we can enter the space between instinct and action, between impulse and reaction. To do... Continue Reading →

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