The tendency to relate to others through a sense of possessiveness, through clinging, creates suffering; so does clinging to ourselves as the "aggregates". To relinquish possessiveness is to open the doors to freedom.
It takes so much compassion to be with the letting go we have to do to
come into peace with the difficult truths of life. This talk explores
ways we can cultivate compassion in our practice and in our lives.
Opening the heart through consciously allowing ourselves to touch and
be touched by all of life, including the difficult, dissolves the
defensive armor of separation; this allows us to receive life's
nourishment and discover true inner strength.