“We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it.”
― Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
Yes, you can see what appears as permanent form, but you know that it is moving on to something else.
We are — humans that is — no different.
And then we label it.
A newborn baby doesn’t. For them, it’s a swirling, broiling mass of energy (as best we know).
Added together, it’s no wonder we get ourselves into so much difficulty.
If we drop the notion that we are our thoughts and they’re no more than a small part of that which we call human, life becomes easier. Don’t forget there’s also the touching, seeing, smelling, and experiencing.
Of course, saying this and being this is difficult, particularly when we live in our story.
Here again, the idea of spiritual unfolding is not about a state of nirvana but accepting it all.
The whole f* catastrophe.
If you find this a difficult message to absorb, you’re not alone. Many people still live with the idea, in our outside-in world, that we need to become a better version of me.
All you need do is to live fully — all body, mind, soul and spirit.
And if that feels too hard, then so be it.