Dealing With What’s Right Here

“We may set the bar for ourselves as high as working for the benefit of all sentient beings, but it doesn’t mean we are going to accomplish it all at once. It’s more a matter of dealing with what’s directly in front of you, in terms of the happiness and suffering that you – and the people you are connected with – are going through.”

~ 17th Karmapa

Life Is A Process

“If you regard yourself as a person on the spiritual path, then whatever you do is part of the path, an expression of the path. The renunciation of ego, the nonattachment to happiness, and the acceptance of pain – all of that brings us into the reality of dealing with things directly and thoroughly. The daily living situation becomes the teaching; life becomes a constant learning process.”

~ Chögyam Trungpa

Insight and Love

“Insight brings love, and love is not possible without insight, understanding. If you do not understand, you cannot love. This insight is direct understanding, not just a few notions or ideas. In meditation, we allow ourselves to be shined on by the light of that insight.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh