Sunday, November 4, 2012

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
by Jack Kornfield


Renewal comes by dying. When we have faced death and aloneness, we are unafraid to live, and life flows under our feet. Everywhere we go becomes holy ground.

Out of emptiness god has made the world. It exists in the heart of god alone. To know our place we must again become as nothing, and then what is holy will move through us and illuminate all we do.

If we wish to love god we must also learn to love each of his creations – including ourselves. in all our complexity and imperfections.

You can search the universe and not find a single being more worthy of lovingkindness than yourself.

To look with freshness of eyes that see today's light anew – this is the beginners mind.

But even in failure, we can follow our steadfast commitment to compassion.

It is this open and tender heart that has the capacity to transform the world.
If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?

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