I would like to pass on a quote from a marvelous little book with a very long title!!: “Short Moments of Clarity, Repeated Many Times, Become Continuous: The Most Powerful and Easy Way to Live”:
"Awareness, in the immediacy of the flow of thoughts, emotions and sensations is the source of profound insight, perfect clarity, complete mental and emotional stability, compassion and skillfulness in all situations. The innate ability to be at ease, wise, balanced and compassionate is discovered in the clarity of awareness."
The word that is used here is “awareness,” but another way to express that idea is: the place of peace and repose in ourselves that is present in us, no matter what. When we are searching around for satisfaction, this “place” is what we are actually searching for.
I know, for me, there was always a longing to experience freedom from all sorrow. Of course, at first glance that would seem to be a truly ridiculous endeavor, considering how much sorrow seems to pervade our lives. But still, damn, there was this feeling that there was something present in us that all those bitter things could not touch.
So, when I hear about having “profound insight, perfect clarity, complete mental and emotional stability, compassion and skillfulness, and being at ease, wise, balanced and compassionate,” then, whoa, sign me up, please! These are wondrous gifts I have always longed to receive. They are ambassadors of this place of peace that so many of us have sought. But, look again, no seeking is required. They are ever present as the loving expression of this place of peace. Bring me home…..