“Wherever clinging is perceived, that is the place to release.

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Focused and Fearless:

“Wherever clinging is perceived, that is the place to release.

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As your equanimity grows, it becomes easier to let go.

Wisdom infiltrates your days, sometimes consciously, and often subtly.

Wisdom may manifest as the ability to keep your mouth shut when you feel the impulse to come back with that witty retort that would only increase the conflict.

Wisdom gives one greater courage to face the grief of a loss, to understand loss not simply as personal tragedy, but also as a manifestation of the broader dynamic of life’s suffering.

It leads one to discover a deeper appreciation of life, inspires us to live aligned with our highest aspirations.

Most people notice improvement in the quality of their lives through the cultivation of this training; this brings confidence that the practice is working.

Students who have practiced awhile say, “I may not be enlightened yet, but I am at least a bit more patient,” or “I don’t feel very different, but my family says I am easier to live with.”

The benefits of developing patience, kindness, equanimity, calmness, compassion, and the ability to bear the pain in life cannot be underestimated.”

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by rudid96 on March 31, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    “I may not be enlightened yet, but I am at least a bit more patient,” or “I don’t feel very different, but [my family says] I am easier to live with.”
    Totally on board with these statements. Practice doesn’t erase but it DOES soften the experience of loss and suffering that is part of the life experience.

  2. I love shaila Catherine’s insights

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