Awareness Unprompted

Awareness Fresh as a High Mountain Stream

If awareness was like a high mountain stream in mid summer, wouldn’t it be lovely to rest by the cool freshness of that high mountain stream?

The connection to awareness that we attentively explore and genially nurture in our seated meditation links to an awareness unprompted like that high mountain stream.  Just like the whole of nature, this awareness is clear and fresh, constantly renewing and unprompted.

What’s more, we don’t have to travel to a high mountain to find it. If we’re awake, it is always already present.  I wonder…  do you wonder… Was this knowing quality in experience already here, even before our parents were born?
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It's Enough

Awakened Action and Letting Go

Though I was thirteen when the song Me and Bobby McGee came out, as I listened to Janice Joplin sing, “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose…” those words touched my heart and blew my mind and I still love that lyric to this day. Then I loved the rebelliousness of the lyric.  Now I feel and think that having “nothing left to lose” is just another way to say “Awakened.”  And those who have nothing left to lose are capable of what we need more of today, which is Awakened Action.

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