Sitting meditation

“Taking our seat…’sit and know you’re sitting’…(we) bravely confront all our sorrows, loneliness, shame, regret, frustration, happiness…

“(This is called) the Middle Way, a way not based on aversion to the world, nor on attachment, but a way based on inclusion and compassion. The Middle Way rests at the centre of all things…

“We each need to make our lion’s roar – to persevere with unshakeable courage when faced with all manner of doubts and sorrows and fears (and longings…’this too’) – to declare our right to awaken…completely face what is true about this life. Make no mistake about this, it is not easy. It can take the courage of a lion or lioness, especially when we are asked to sit with the depth of our pain or fear.”

‘Path with a Heart’ by Jack Kornfield

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