Dzigar Kongtrul- ‘Its up to us’

“Practitioners who train in courage become true warriors. The war we wage is not with enemies outside of ourselves but with the powwerful forces of our own habitual tendencies and negative emotions. The greatest of these is fear. In order to become fearless, we need to experience fear. Facing fear changes our perspective and gives rise to the courage to face our neurosis as well as our enlightened qualities.”…

…”Someone asked me recently if I am afraid to die. Truthfully, I am more afraid of not living my life fully- of living a life dedicated to cherishing and protecting myself. This fear-driven approach to life is like covering your couch in plastic so it wont get worn. It robs you of the ability to enjoy and appreciate your life.”

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Author: Taopants

O' wanderer, the road is walking too. J.H. (sorta)

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