An intellectual understanding is a barrier to just accepting where you are. You have to be willing to drop the intellect.
The point of practice is to get to the essence of existence by getting to the essence of your own existence, which means working to get to the foundation at every moment.
Empathy is the ability to feel someone else’s experience in your center, and know it isn’t yours.
If you want to be there for your life, you will have to face facts.
Grace is being given the experience that “I am not this story.” But then we have to remember and nurture it through practice—not make it another part of the story.
Want to keep it simple? Then do it God’s way; let God light your path.
The stronger and more ingrained the attachment, the less capable we are of discerning right and wrong.
Immorality arises from twisted or misdirected love. Amorality arises from the rejection of love.
The goal of most things that pass for spirituality is to have a perfectly constructed, sure idea of who we are—so we maintain a diminished existence. The goal of true spiritual practice is to shed all ideas and reach a thought-free awareness of who we truly are.
Own your own cruelty. Know where it resides. Then, if you’re cruel you’ll at least know you’re being cruel.