Monday, September 24, 2012

The glass is empty

Joko Beck says we can “slowly open ourselves to the wonder of what life is by meticulous attention to the anatomy of the present moment.”

The point is not that a positive emotion is better than a negative one, but that ALL thoughts and emotions are impermanent, or in Buddhist terms, empty. They have no reality whatsoever. Our only freedom is knowing from years of observation and experiencing that all personally centered thoughts and emotions and the actions born of them are empty. … When we realize this, we can abandon them. When we do, very naturally we enter the space of wonder.

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