Autonomy will never be an option

The investigations of the Middle Way tradition make it clear that autonomy will never be an option. So don’t waste your time trying to single yourself out of the bigger picture. You are not big, nor are you small. You are not important, nor are you insignificant. And you cannot be affirmed or denied. You are not the same as everything else, but neither are you separate. You are beyond the limitations of ordinary thinking, and you cannot be captured in thought. So just in case you are still wondering, “But who am I then?” on behalf of the late Mr. Sagan I will respond in a way I think he would have agreed: “You are a part of the great nature of contingency, and everything you do matters.” From The Logic of Faith by Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

The investigations of the Middle Way tradition make it clear that autonomy will never be an option. So don’t waste your time trying to single yourself out of the bigger picture. You are not big, nor are you small. You are not important, nor are you insignificant. And you cannot be affirmed or denied. You are not the same as everything else, but neither are you separate. You are beyond the limitations of ordinary thinking, and you cannot be captured in thought.

So just in case you are still wondering, “But who am I then?” on behalf of the late Mr. Sagan I will respond in a way I think he would have agreed: “You are a part of the great nature of contingency, and everything you do matters.”

From The Logic of Faith by Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

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