can make a proper cup of tea.”
― Chögyam Trungpa
Continuing to breath into my heart, I know that others feel this deep sadness too. It's not merely my own isolated personal sadness. It is the Sadness, part of the human condition. Opening, softening, inhaling deeply and slowly, I breath the fullness of this feeling into my heart as I recite two of the traditional Brahmavihara phrases: "May all beings be safe. May all beings be free from suffering and the roots of suffering."
As the in breath continues, I notice a sense of spaciousness re-emerge as first my belly, then my rib cage expand. Then, my tender, warm, achy-breaky heart is comforted in the embrace of a calm, clear, expansive open awareness that seems to extend throughout and beyond space and time as the in-breath continues.
|As above, so below.
All is calm. All is bright.