Let Difficulty transform you

01. April 2018

When our world, our mind, our heart, our daily life is full of turmoil—well, that's not a bad thing. We don't have to run from it.

As the saying goes, a ship is comfortable in port, but it's built for the sea. It is only through fear that we can experience true fearlessness—fearlessness born of soft heart, not arrogance. But, too—and this is important—there is nothing "better" about turmoil. We don't have to buy into the klesha or drama. We can ease into peace and humor and empathy. That's living.

Enjoying neurosis, defining our lives by our projections is the Buddhist definition of crazy. And that's okay. We all buy into our own bull. But sanity is coming back to peace, to empathy, to reality, to truth, to honesty, to our own soft heart.

In this busy speedy world of ours, it's important to be able to relax into hot boredom, and turn it cool.

In this busy speedy world of ours, it's important to be able to come back to this present moment, again and again, and know that our lives are not defined by others' success or suffering.

Our life is defined by our ability to come back, again and again, to this moment, and to empathy for self and others both.