"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught. " (Baba Dioum, 1968.)
Mindfulness advises you not to implant feelings that you don’t really have or avoid feelings that you have If you are miserable you are miserable; that is the reality, that is what is happening, so confront that. Look it square in the eye without flinching. When you are having a bad time, examine that experience, observe it mindfully, study the phenomenon and learn its mechanics. The way out of a trap is to study the trap itself, learn how it is built. You do this by taking the thing apart piece by piece. The trap can’t trap you if it has been taken to pieces. The result is freedom.”Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, Mindfulness in Plain English
Love is the Pure Attention to the Existence of Other
to study the self is to let the self go, to let the self go is to become intimate with all things
Love without Power is Anemic, Power without Love is Abusive
“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
R x E = S
resistance to our immediate experience leads to our suffering.
Not wanting / wanting
grasping or pushing away
Vulnerability is the the willingness to be changed
If you move through the world with only intellect, You walk on only one leg -