Friday, February 3, 2012

Relating to liminality

     Liminality: "a psychological, neurological, or metaphysical subjective state, conscious or unconscious, of being on the 'threshold' of or between two different existential planes" 

     To successfully negotiate each transition, I need to fully engage. My whole self – mind, emotions and body – needs to step with both feet, from my comfort zone, into a new unfamiliar land - and stay to acclimatize. I am thereby transformed - with a more accurate self-image and worldview.  

“Confess your hidden faults.
Approach what you find repulsive.
Help those you think you cannot help.
Anything you are attached to, let it go.
Go to places that scare you.”

     - advice from her teacher to the Tibetan yogini Machik Labdron 

     Chodron P. “The places that scare you. A guide to fearlessness in difficult times.” Shambhala, Boston, 2002.


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