Right now it’s like this

There is a lot in our current reality that we do not like,  or we would prefer to be different:

One point that Ajahn Sumedho would stress regularly, is that loving things is not the same as liking them. Having kindness for ourselves or for other beings is not the same as liking everything. We often come a cropper by trying to make ourselves like everything. This is a completely wrong approach. We’re not trying to like everything, rather we’re recognising that everything belongs. Everything is part of nature: the bitter as well as the sweet, the beautiful as well as the ugly, the cruel as well as the kindly. The heart that recognises that fundamentally everything belongs is what I would describe as being the heart of kindness, the essence of kindness. If we get that really clear within us, and begin to train ourselves to recognise it, we realise that we can cultivate this quality of radical acceptance.

Ajahn Amaro, Radical Acceptance

3 thoughts on “Right now it’s like this

  1. Being so inclined anyway, I find my isolation leads deeper and deeper to the inside. My heart aches for those suffering in all ways. Thank you for your posting. Be well and peaceful.

    1. Thank you Gretchen for your wishes and for your faithful reading. There is a great solidarity across the world and we send loving kindness when we practice to all at this time. Keep safe over there, Karl

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