Monday, March 10, 2014

A radical self-kindness

In order to enter
the secret realm
of the heart,
radical self-kindness
must become
your new object
of meditation. 

When sadness comes,
when shame appears,
when loneliness arrives,
and when despair
rages within,
practice holding
these primordial companions
in an environment
of loving awareness.

See that these
abandoned ones
have appeared
as emissaries of grace—
not to destroy, distract,
or work against you—
but to reveal
your wholeness,
and to unfold
the golden journey
of integration within.  

While it may appear otherwise,
life is always on your side.
And the beloved is working
at all times
to reveal to you
your essential nature


Photo by Mit Jakobal