1. Truth: The current moment is A LOT. We are all holding space for so much, trying to keep ourselves and each other healthy and happy, safe and sane, even as it seems impossible, pummeled as we are on a daily basis by so much suffering, in ourselves and in the world. There is so much grief, violence, chaos, and confusion.
2. Truth: It can be hard to know what to do. Deciding where to focus our effort and energy is complicated. I can’t figure out how to narrow my intent and action down to “what’s most important” or “what breaks my heart” because for me it’s ALL OF IT, the full measure. I am overwhelmed by choice paralysis, by compassion fatigue, by my own ignorance and fear.
3. Truth: I’m not giving up. I’m not saying I know what to do or even have any kind of long term vision or plan or any hope, just that my intention is to keep going, to keep trying, to keep practicing — even when I don’t know what to do. Even if I don’t know what action to take, I can be here, really here, heart open and mind calm, willing to meet whatever might arise, to be patient with the not knowing.
One wish: “May we be safe from inner and outer harm,
may we be free from guilt, shame, and hatred,
may we enjoy mental and physical well being,
may we live with the ease of an open heart,
may we go beyond our inner darkness,
and awaken to our radiant true nature as boundless love.
May we express loving kindness toward each other so that war, conflict and every form of strife come to an end, allowing peace and harmony to pervade the entire world,” ~Anam Thubten