The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Taking delight in working with our fears

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 Ironically, we shrink from a pain that doesn’t actually exist. We speak about the truth of suffering only in that we experience it. But what is suffering really when we stop trying to push it away? This kind of questioning needs to be the theme of our lives. We need to take delight in working with our fears. We need to study them and ask ourselves: What am I so afraid of? Why do I need to protect myself?

– Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

from the book “Light Comes Through: Buddhist Teachings on Awakening to Our Natural Intelligence”
ISBN: 978-1590307199 – http://amzn.to/14ihHjS

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One response

  1. Yes. We are at our most alive state when presented with the opportunity for growth, character, strength and inspiration.
    We create our own deepest secret fears in order to resolve the conflict within each of us.
    Thank you, Lou
    Namaste
    Chazz

    December 31, 2017 at 4:45 pm

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