Posted by: Upāsaka | 05/17/2016

I make the firm aspiration to seek out and wholeheartedly engage with situations and people that I find difficult and troublesome.

Making a movement towards the difficult is, clearly, counter intuitive but, for my own part at least, much of my spiritual development had come about as a result of confronting difficult situations. So that’s is this and there is also this desire to learn to overcome fear and discomfort and the best way I think of to do it is by repeatedly putting myself in fearful and uncomfortable circumstances.

I have to admit that this has been tougher than it sounds but, so far, I have made myself proud. May I never shrink from difficult situations if engaging in them could myself myself or others.

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