You are brilliant.December 10, 2018 | 6 Comments | Add to favorites
Hello, meditator! It is lovely to see you and I’m very happy we are practicing together.
It is quite natural to come to meditation because you wish to repair or improve something about yourself. Maybe you want to be less stressed-out. Maybe you want to be more patient, feel more in control of your life, or just get a good night’s sleep. Maybe your heart is broken and you struggle with grief. Of course! These are great motivations. However, there is no need to approach meditation as a repair shop–you are already utterly whole.
In the Buddhist view, we are born in possession of a deeply loving and responsive nature. That is ground zero. Thus, no self-improvement is needed, rather, our work is to remove obscurations that cover over this truth and resolve any confusion about our innate goodness and worthiness. Before today’s practice, I share with you a brief story about the time the Dalai Lama responded to the question of how best to work with confusion on this issue.
What do you think? Your comments and reflections are always of interest. Please make comments below, if you feel so moved.
With love and respect, Susan