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June 2017
Day 30: The Tolerant Heart

Day 30: The Tolerant Heart

"Tolerance does not mean acceptance of what is harmful...Tolerance does not mean turning a blind eye to abuse. To prevent further suffering we may need to respond with great strength. But when our heart is connected with our actions, even this strength can be combined with compassion and understanding." ~ Jack Kornfield, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
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Day 28: Leave Nothing Out

Day 28: Leave Nothing Out

"If we hope to open our heart to all the world, we must leave nothing out. Freedom and awakening are only found exactly where we are. If we wish to love God we must also learn to love each of His creations--including ourselves, in all our complexity and imperfection." ~ Jack Kornfield, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
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Day 26: A Humble Recognition

Day 26: A Humble Recognition

"A wise heart knows that whatever spiritual energy we discover is not ours, it is only entrusted to us. The bodhisattva vows and the Prayer of St. Francis advise us to dedicate whatever blessings we receive to the benefit of others. A wise heart also acknowledges that on some days we are more connected to the blessings of awakening than on others." ~ Jack Kornfield, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
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Day 24: The Secret Embrace

Day 24: The Secret Embrace

Where in your life do you feel vulnerable? More importantly, where in your life do you refuse to let yourself feel vulnerable?
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Day 22: The Great Spiral

Day 22: The Great Spiral

We will continually find ourselves walking down the same streets with the same people and having the same reactions until we learn otherwise; until we think a new thought and expand the heart.
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Day 29: Wise Commitment

Day 29: Wise Commitment

"Wise commitment, whether to an exclusive relationship, to virtue, to prayer and meditation, or to God and a sacred path, becomes an expression of our inner freedom rather than a limitation." ~ Jack Kornfield, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
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Day 27: Pretending Not to See

Day 27: Pretending Not to See

Eventually it is not the betrayal of others that shocks or awakens us most--it is the growing recognition of the ways we have betrayed ourselves. We pretended not to see the shadow even when it was in full view." ~ Jack Kornfield, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
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Day 25: Honoring the Fall

Day 25: Honoring the Fall

Acknowledge and honor the fall. It doesn’t make you "less than," or a fool or an idiot or weak. It just means you're human...Do what you need to do to take care of yourself and get back on track.
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Day 23: Inevitable Transitions

Day 23: Inevitable Transitions

What if the practice is not about making the world be what you need it to be in order to be happy? Rather, what if the practice is becoming the one you need to become who can meet the world where it's at and still be happy?
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Day 21: The Dark Night

Day 21: The Dark Night

Day 21: The Dark Night "If you're afraid of dying, and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. But if you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the world."
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