I intend to realize and live this life from loving presence, and to support others on this path of awakening.
WHY? Awareness, and it's living expression as love, is the essence of what we are. When we realize this loving presence, we awaken from a painful and limiting sense of separate self. We have come home to what I call our "true refuge," the one place that we can really touch peace, happiness and a wholeness of being. When we find true refuge, we know our belonging to the web of life, and to the One awareness that is our source. We are able to see that sacred presence shining through all beings. On a broad scale, this discovery of our mutual belonging and basic goodness is the hope of our world--the hope for peace, social justice and the healing of our planet.
HOW TO HELP: If each of us dedicates to training in presence, to taking refuge in mindful awareness, we will be able to respond to the challenges of this life with compassion, intelligence and creativity. Our lives and stories will inspire others to come home to this present moment, to choose peace, and to have the courage to love this life without holding back. We began documenting people's stories of how meditation has helped them find peace and refuge in their lives in a series called Finding True Refuge. Watch Cecile's story of how she works with her panic attacks by clicking here http://... or below.
INSPIRATION: I am inspired by the many beings who are finding their way home by taking refuge in love, refuge in the present moment, refuge in awareness. Their stories express the potential we each have to remember who we truly are, and live in a way that is dedicated to awakening and healing.