The truth is that we’re always in some kind of in between state, always in process. We never fully arrive. When we’re present with the dynamic quality of our lives, we’re also present with impermanence, uncertainty, and CHANGE. If we can stay present, then we might finally get that there’s no security or certainty in winning or losing, in compliments or criticism, in good reputation or bad-no security or certainty ever in anything that’s fleeting, that’s subject to change.
…At some point, if you’re fortunate, you’ll hit a wall of truth and wonder what you’ve been doing with your life. At that point, you’ll feel highly motivated to find out what frees you and helps you to be kinder and less klesha (anxiety, fear, anger, jealousy, desire, depression, etc ) driven and confused. At that point, you’ll actually want to be PRESENT in every moment.
Awakening is not a process of building ourselves up but a process of LETTING GO. It’s a process of relaxing in the middle- the paradoxical, ambiguous middle, full of potential, full of new ways of thinking and SEEING-with absolutely no money-back guarantee of what will happen next.