Good morning, enlightened ones. Good news! Did you know? You are already a Buddha.
Even if you’re working for the weekend, even if you’re struggling with an addiction or three, even if you’re angry or sad or lonely or moody or joyful, even if you’re overconfident, and even if you are suffering from an utter lack of hope.
The moment you can drop the you from your storyline, you can tap into your Buddha self. The glorious moment when you embrace the duality, the paradoxical nature of being a being on this amazing planet Earth, the form and emptiness coexisting in everything, including you… that is an enlightened moment.
“The true task of a spiritual life is not found in faraway places or unusual states of consciousness. It is here in the present.” ~Jack Kornfield
So why is life so difficult, so full of pain and troubles? Well, for however many years you’ve been alive (or however many lifetimes, if you’re into the reincarnation thing), you’ve been practicing living in the world of form and running from emptiness. You’ve been given your name, your demographics, your genetics and since you were a little child putting together words and concepts, your ego has been growing stronger and stronger. Your personality does not want to acknowledge that it is ultimately unimportant. That what matters is what’s behind your eyes, your mouth, your heart. Kindness. Truth. Simplicity.
So just a gentle reminder for your Friday, for your weekend, for you anytime: Breathe and look around. Appreciate this, here, now.
“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh