Saturday, March 21, 2009

Life's hazards

The following insight is hard to take on board, I know. But notice that Charlotte Beck is careful to state that it takes years of meditative practice to see life this way:

Life itself is hazardous. . . . There are sharp rocks everywhere. What changes from years of practice is coming to know something you didn't know before: that there are no sharp rocks — the road is covered with diamonds.

— Charlotte Joko Beck in Nothing Special

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