What are the seeds that bring you to practice? What moves and inspires you towards practicing…and what along the way of your practice
keeps urging you towards sustaining & deepening in your practice? Samvega is the movement of the heart/an inner response…both within
our formal meditation practice as well as outside of our formal practice times.
The deep knowing & living with impermanence is a gateway to freeing the mind – freeing the heart. The only thing that we can really know for sure is the constancy of change. It's the most basic fact of our existence. Nothing lasts…nothing stays the same. So paradoxically the only thing that we can hold onto is the intuitive insight of impermanence, which arises out of direct experience within our practice and eventually brings a great relief and lightness into our life. We no longer
need to haul around such a heavy load.
The beginning of a healthy response, rather than unconsciously dropping into old
reactive patterns in relationship to afflictive emotions is born out of clearly connecting and a non-judgmental knowing rooted in kindness 'this is how it is in this present moment'. We explore a few specific hues of the rainbow of emotional states in this Dharma Talk.