Seeing through

Today as you interact pause quietly and look into the unique face in front of you. Imagine you are able to read this face like a book.

Reading the joys that have been experienced. Reading the hardships and suffering that have been lived through. Reading on the face the grace and serenity, the welcomings, the rejections, the wholeheartedness and the fears.

As you read the face watch for the evolution. It’s embedded there too.

Between a rock and a hard place?

Abiquiu, New Mexico 190317

When wanting to leave
Sit and stay put.

When the story within is retold again and again
Sit and stay put.

When the energy begins to dissolve
Sit and stay put.

When the emptiness unfolds
Sit and stay put..

When the energy begins a new form
Sit and stay put.

Breathe into and widen the circle to include all life.
Breathe into and widen the circle to include all life.
Breathe into and widen the circle to include all life.

Remember: No guts, no glory!

If you penetrate one barrier, there is another.

Daikyu Ebo (1715-1774)

This reminder is a map of life.  If we consider a challenge, an obstruction, a barrier as a prevention of our destination then it will prevent us moving forward.

By re-framing the barrier into a part of the journey’s map we skip over the disgruntlement, the despair. Instead it’s just part of life to observe and continue moving forward.

Henricus Hondius, Antique Double Hemisphere Map, c. 1630. Image in the public domain.

Meditation is called “practice” because practice is required daily to train for an awakened existence.

Daily, I must penetrate these barriers, to live the life of liberation.  This is what gets me to my cushion each day…I call it Cushion Wisdom!