Diane Eshin Rizzetto

‘From the vast fundamental wholeness of everything, we are each endowed with the capacity to meet life as it is.’ (Deep Hope)

I have had this quote in my stack for a while, and I think I have hesitated to use it as it seems to be one of those statements that overpromises – something I find grating when listening to guided meditations where the teacher invites you to exhale and immediately tells you that you are now completely infused with serenity – and does not take into account the real sufferings of just about everybody.

And yet, there is a level at which it feels true; so perhaps the point is, can we find that place, or even the entrance to that place, or even a glimpse of that place; and how does it feel if we can?

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