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  • "Whatever arises is fresh: the essence of realization."

    "These thoughts are like clouds in the sky.
    There's this shimmer where they fly.
    Thoughts that arise for me, sheer delight.
    Because the thoughts themselves
    become a doorway to emptiness."

    "Realize (each thought's) emptiness nature;
    it's freshness;
    it's openness."

    "...when we label thinking, it's a kind of absolute instruction in a way,
    because it's like pointing out that it's just ineffable.
    It's words not even spoken -
    It's not even gotten to the sound level
    - except we hear it -
    and it's very very convincing.
    You say thinking, and
    it's like touching a bubble with a feather."

    -Pema Chodron, "Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your Habitual Patterns & Encountering Naked Reality"

    A favorite lecture of mine. Accept what arises in yourself today. Be the self and the other.
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