After the RAIN... Rest in the presence that has unfolded Practices
List any difficulties you’re having in life ( they are not in the way - they are the way - will show you the boundaries of your interior space) The walls are trauma (frozen past) that define the room we live in. Difficulties in meditation are actually moments of growth...
Enough. These few words are enough. If not these words, this breath. If not this breath, this sitting here.
This opening to the life we have refused again and again until now.
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice. meet them at the door laughing and invite them in. Be grateful for whatever comes. because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.