faithful to our life

It is difficult to be faithful to our life in all its details.

“Faithful” in this context means taking our life seriously and being responsive to what is asked for in each moment, not hanging on to the personal territory of comfort, security, or public opinion. As practitioners, our training enables us to hear and be faithful to the loud calls. But in a way the subtle ones, the minute ones are more important and show how deeply the dharma has penetrated into our being.

Can we surrender even to the call of the piece of dust in the corner, the momentary emotion that crosses our friend’s face, or the thought that flashes across our mind? Can we realize that each thing that shows itself to our awareness is important and that each is a call for surrender in the way of acknowledgement, response, and engagement?

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