Pema Friday

That we close down is not a problem. In fact, to become aware of when we do so is an important part of the training. The first step in cultivating lovingkindness is to see when we are erecting barriers between ourselves and others. Unless we understand–in a non-judgmental way–that we are hardening our hearts, there is no possibility of dissolving that armor. Without dissolving the armor, the loving-kindness of bodhicitta is always held back. We are always obstructing our innate capacity to love without an agenda.

~ Pema Chodron

I walked a lot this week / my armor dissolving / fluttering leaves easing / the barrier / between me and the light / on the lake below

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