Most of us want to know the right answer to complex situations. This post-September 11th talk explores the value of letting go of prematurely trying to figure things out, and replace it with patiently listening inside to our wisest understandings and responses when they are ready to be heard.
Intention is the seed of kamma; when we consciously hold in our minds our highest aspirations, they inform our present moment decisions and give us courage and vision. In the light of awareness, the compassionate response shines forth as our natural response to life.
The sense of being a "separate self" seems quite real and both filters and contracts our moment to moment experience of life. This talk investigates how the compelling show of separate self arises and how we can recognize and relax into our naturally radiant, compassionate and unconfined awareness.