Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Living the Question

     We're energized & motivated to control, fix, grab, run from, stabilize - anything but embrace - liminality, uncertainty, the unknown, randomness, any form of change. Instead, we do our best to make the external environment pleasant & stable, assuming that this will make our internal environment happy for the long run.
     This controlling impulse is so automatic, that we even try to control life with mindfulness practice - turn it into a simple tool to fix & control - at times, even long after we think we've transcended the initial "getting rid of stress" phase of our practice. See: http://www.johnlovas.com/2012/01/intention-shifts.html
     Life IS liminal, uncertain, unknown, unpredictable, fluidly changing, shifting, flowing energy ... We are an integral part of - one with - this mysterious sacred process - NOT external to NOR victims of it. Mindfulness is waking up to this mysterious reality - who we are & how we're part of this - living this open question - a timeless opening process.
     See: http://www.johnlovas.com/2013/06/liminality-insight-into-emptiness.html

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