Leela Sarti has been a student of the Buddha's teachings and practices since she was 16 years old. She lives with her family in Sweden and in addition to teaching Insight Meditation retreats internationally works individually with students in her psychotherapy practice in Stockholm. She is a long term student of the Diamond Approach and part of a teacher training program in that tradition.
How much of the time do we live in the dreamlike nature of thoughts and perceptions? Our sensory awareness tends to go to the external. The more we get clear about that
it becomes meaningful to stay in and with ourselves.
We have the capacity to see life in a clear and transparent way, that is aligned with the
depth of reality and makes our inner reality a sanctum and a sacred ground.
The heart is where things are made personal. The outrageous heart puts gentle, clear pressure on all our defenses and structures. To learn to stay with things, with presence, opens the heart to its true capacity, opens our life and accelerates our metabolization of experience.As we open to life we can rediscover our belonging to the ancient and venerable sangha of all beings. Craving, aversion and delusion within the human mind and heart is the root cause of our own suffering, and the cause of global destruction of land, of water and beings.
We can make our heart and mind a good place to live. For our own well-being and for the love of the earth and the divesity of beings.
When we get out of the stories, the proliferation and fragmentation of the mind, through sustained embodied presence, the true capacity of our mind is revealed: to allow emptiness and a quality of allowing. A welcoming space for things to happen without rejection, without trying to hold on. It can be a transformative experience to simply pause instead of immediately filling up the the space. Silence is the language of God, all else is a bad translation sais the sufi poet Rumi. To treasure and train our capacity to quiet down can open up our life.