Change is the key word of my life right now. Pretty much every facet of my life is changing; work, relationship, living environment and my own spiritual practice are under various forces, creating movement.
From all of this, I am getting one clear message: its time. Time for me to let go of the world that I have constructed for myself and see what is left when the cards fall.
It is not easy to let go. We all have personal constructs with days, hours, years invested in these realities. Often, they are really nothing more than sand castles of of “trying to…” rather than “being”.
Distractions from truly being present in my life are my biggest challenge, both subtle and gross, each with their own unique power and allure, yet I have learned that all rob me of a more fulfilling experience in the long run.
The recent death of a sublime spiritual master, Thinley Norbu Rinpoche has helped remind me of that which is most important element of my life, my own personal practice and commitment to helping others as a bodhisattva.
This year, I face some big challenges in my life. May I meet them all with sincerity, humility, and strength of action.