in order for the truth to have a chance to penetrate, to reveal itself.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh, Buddha Mind, Buddha Body: Walking Toward Enlightenment
“Mere philosophy will not satisfy us. We cannot reach the goal by mere words alone.
Without practice, nothing can be achieved. ”
― Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras
Although, as you see, I can ramble on about the Presence, It's beyond words.
of our humanness. In fact, many Spiritual traditions, (including some schools of Buddhism) place a high value on rigorous thought, sacred words, scripture, stories and philosophy. Yet, with Practice we come to see how deeply the thinking mind can distort the world we are experiencing in any one moment. With Practice, we awaken to a realm of experience beyond the thinking mind, a quality of consciousness that we generally have been programmed to ignore. With Practice, with our commitment and effort to cultivate the clarity, kindness and compassion that resides in our Heart of Hearts, the world we experience expands to embrace the miraculous that exits in the midst of the ordinary moments of our lives.
How cool is that?