Posted by: Upāsaka | 11/03/2014

More on Practice

I am enjoying this little renaissance and it is refreshing to allow myself to practice in a way that feels good. Regardless of how often I have been reminded that the Dhamma is the path that leads to the end of suffering I have, time and again, forgotten the right way to hold the snake and been bitten. I hope that this realization that I need to come from a place of love, peace and acceptance before I try to cultivate the brahmaviharas for others will stick a little longer than it had before. Truly I think that my most recent burnout was a result of forcing myself into other-centered metta and karuna practice before I was ready. So, again I will turn towards the cultivation towards inner ease and peace and only attempt to radiate when that is established. And yet, even now, I feel somehow selfish even knowing that these are the whisperings of Mara.

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