You and I are in training to be free. We’re in training to be so present, so spacious, so embracing, we’re in training to not look away, deny or close our hearts when we can’t bare something. The statement, “I can’t bare it,” is what burns you out in social action. When you’re in the... Read more »
There was a study done about the biggest problems in urban middle schools. It was a study done with teachers in 1940, and then repeated in 1990 with a sample of teachers from the same schools. The list in 1940 was comprised of talking out of turn, chewing gum, making noise, running in the halls,... Read more »
Now, when you get older one of the things that happens is the change of the meaning of time, in a whole raft of ways. First of all, time gets short before you get ready to leave your body, and that has a certain way of ‘making it all more significant.’ Not that this is... Read more »
I find that in this culture, every time I say I have a guru, I feel like I am holding up a red flag to people, because they say, “Well, I wouldn’t want that,” or, “Why don’t I have one?” or something else, so all I’m doing is creating suffering every time I mention it.... Read more »
When you take birth, you are extremely vulnerable. You’re at the whim of all the forces around you, so what you develop through socialization are techniques for your own survival as a separate entity. That survival comes from creating boundaries so that you don’t just get wiped out. Those boundaries as a little person, as... Read more »
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