The true source of fear is this: the clinging to self, to identity. Because I see self as something separate, something whole, something that is solid and independent, therefore, I fear losing that independent self; I fear being sick, I fear something bad happening to “me”. This is the true source of all fear.
“Every time we try to sell meditation as a way to get something, we undermine the beauty of self realization.”
May all beings be happy.
“Prayer in action is love, and love in action is service.”
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Our capacity for love and tenderness ~ Pema Chödron
The next time you go out in the world, you might try this practice: directing your attention to people — in their cars, on the sidewalk, talking on their cell phones — just wish for them all to be happy and well. Without knowing anything about them, they can become very real, by regarding each of them personally and rejoicing in the comforts and pleasures that come their way. Each of us has this soft spot: a capacity for love and tenderness. But if we don’t encourage it, we can get pretty stubborn about remaining sour.
from the book “No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva” http://amzn.to/12BvAC0