Today I am noticing.
Noticing the sadness I feel about the state of our world. Bombs being dropped in all manner of locations by the powerful elite to stave of terrorism.
Are these actions not the actions of terrorists?
The English Dictionary defines Terrorism thus:
“The next time you lose heart and you can’t bear to experience what you’re feeling, you might recall this instruction: change the way you see it and lean in. Instead of blaming our discomfort on outer circumstances or on our own weakness, we can choose to stay present and awake to our experience, not rejecting it, not grasping it, not buying the stories that we relentlessly tell ourselves. This is priceless advice that addresses the true cause of suffering—yours, mine, and that of all living beings. ”Pema Chodron
“We awaken this bodhichitta, this tenderness for life, when we can no longer shield ourselves from the vulnerability of our condition, from the basic fragility of existence. In the words of the sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa, “You take it all in. You let the pain of the world touch your heart and you turn it into compassion.” It is said that in difficult times, it is only bodhichitta that heals.”Pema Chodren
Is there a fundamental reality that lies beyond? A place of knowing that all of this is as it should be.? That there is no right or wrong? I believe that there is.
And I am not alone in that.
Paul John xxx