We have come to the end of our exploration of Insight Dialogue. It is time to consider a new topic or focus for practice. With the resent tragedy in South Carolina, I am thinking we need a opportunity to talk about how to hold unthinkable experiences within our practice. Also, some of you may not be able to attend the Insight Dialogue Color and Culture daylong this Saturday but still wish contribute your voice. We will spin this Thursday with this topic and move on to our next exploration in July (I’m open for suggestions).
We have spent time exploring the heart energies of Lovingkindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity. We have explored the challenges of the Three Characteristics (Impermanence, Dissatisfaction and No Self) and we have looked deeply into the complications and suffering associated with a constructed self. We have practiced and shared our difficulties with practice. We have sat together week after week in silence so still I felt completely held and able to let go of all my resistance.
I say all this to remind us that it is precisely for times like this that we make this effort. We are a community of practitioners and together we can hold anything. For me, it is the only reason I never get discouraged!!
With a deep bow…