Phakyab understood then how important it is to put our sufferings into perspective, to not lock oneself in a painful past that indefinitely extends the ordeal.
Because when that happens, we become our own torturer.
– taken from an article in tricycle
Hakuin’s disciple strolls the garden at night and smiles.
“When moon reaches summit, shadows disappear from wall.”
Schwartz thought money would keep him safe and secure. So he sold himself out. And earned himself a huge windfall and feelings of guilt, shame, unworthiness.
Katsuo scans the papers for his next business opportunity. He is proud to have never failed.
The price of his perpetual success: paranoia 24/7.
Goldstein listens to the man talk about his meditation retreat:
“It felt as though I had jumped out of a airplane without a parachute, which was terrifying until I realized there was no ground!”