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Dustin LindenSmith

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Andrew's quote of the week

It's a good one, even though he says some of that funny ambiguous stuff about embracing life wholeheartedly. What he really means by that, I don't know. One could be doing almost anything and claim to be embracing life wholeheartedly. But the seed of the message is still a good one, I think. That is to say, there are no obstacles in your path to becoming enlightened this moment.
The liberated condition is based on the discovery that nothing is wrong. There is nothing in your way and there never has been. And traditionally that recognition is an end in itself. But if enlightenment is seen in the context of evolution, then that recognition is really the beginning of the path. You realize that because there's nothing in the way, there really is no excuse for not embracing life wholeheartedly. There's nothing preventing you. So that recognition, instead of being an end in itself, becomes a stepping-stone to embracing the burden of evolution. It becomes a stepping-stone into the fire.

--Andrew Cohen
From a retreat in Foxhollow, MA, October 2002
Boy, is it ever quiet here. I dropped everyone, including the dogs, off at the airport this afternoon and now I don't know what to do with myself. I have a bunch of things to do, but I don't feel like doing any of them. Feel like doing something frivolous and fun just for myself, but I have no idea what that would be...