the grown-up note in corner bottom right reads: “Dewa’s first illustration of her Daddy, October, 2011”
it’s a heccuva thing choosing to raise a chi-ld…May Go(o)dness survive my physical death and help Her find Her own Way…toward Enlightenment…

Inculcated we’ve been.  In the most spiritually damaging of ways;  we have been made to trust that if we “let go” we end up with less, while ‘more’ is supposedly better.   When we begin to do the Work?  When we begin to walk the Path, be it simply cranking off EMR flawlessly for 3 months?   Our direct experience of life reveals again and again and Endlessly Again quite the opposite: that letting go is the true Path to real freedom.  Finally choosing to listen to our Soul is our h(om)e…

Dry wind whips, kisses, and caresses sandstone pillars here in the Southwest,  the Rock Beings are sculpted and molded into awe-inspiring shapes and textures.  So too, do are our characters molded by friction of the WF Path; the asana, the meditation, the strength training, the long hours of cardio training are designed to round off our rough, egoic edges.  Through weathering changes, we learn how to develop a countenance of mind, body, and spirit which is unflappable against the grains of the outer world. Our esteem in self grows, and eventually matures toward a well being of goodness, faith, and compassion which naturally emanates  from us and brings a helpful sense of inner  joy to others.

As Sogyal Rinpoche taught me,  it is precisely, “That goodness is what survives death, a fundamental goodness that is in each and every one of us. The whole of our life is a teaching of how to uncover that strong goodness, and a training toward realizing it.”

May your inner work be Blessed and your thoughts calm toward the Divinity Pool within…

head bowed,

your feeble teacher

One Response to “(all access) It’s Our Go(o)dness Which Survives Our Death…”

  1. Leslie Hutchinson says:

    Head bowed. This teaching spoke to my heart. Thank you. LH

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