Beautiful, complete day on the shore of Lake Minnetonka, reading Pema Chodron, contemplating job opportunities and seeing groundlessness everywhere!
“It’s not impermanence per se, or even knowing we’re going to die, that is the cause of our suffering, the Buddha taught. Rather, it’s our resistance to the fundamental uncertainty of our situation. Our discomfort arises from all of our efforts to put ground under our feet, to realize our dream of constant okayness. When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into its dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment, or awakening to our true nature, to our fundamental goodness. Another word for that is freedom — freedom from struggling against the fundamental ambiguity of being human.” Pema Chodron, Living Gracefully with Uncertainty and Change.
I won’t forget the gentle wonder of this day.
Big Loving Namaste and thanks for all of the lovely support.