The Most Dangerous Contagion
Dear friends of Awaken the World,
Due to the intensity of recent world events, we decided to create a short video as a reminder of how essential it is to maintain our practice, while taking steps to protect our health and others. There is no better time to meditate than this moment, not only on the cushion, but to do our best to incorporate the elements of our practice into every experience in our inner and outer worlds.
When emotions are triggered, it can be particularly challenging to continue to observe the egoic mind and all its conditioning, without reacting or getting caught up in the identification. Thomas Carlyle, a 19th century Scottish historian, coined the saying “no pressure, no diamonds”… This expression can be seen as an invitation to deeply surrender to what is, understanding that the greater the intensity of the experience, the deeper the realizations, if we can remain present and open.