In parting, I would like to give you one small piece of advice to keep in your heart. You may have heard me say this before, but it is the key point of the entire path, so it bears repeating: All that we are looking for in life — all the happiness, contentment, and peace of mind — is right here in the present moment. Our very own awareness is itself fundamentally pure and good. The only problem is that we get so caught up in the ups and downs of life that we don’t take the time to pause and notice what we already have.
from the book In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying
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Further quotes from the book In Love with the World:
- Meditative awareness
- The masks that hide our true selves
- Only with recognition
- Ego-grasping death comes before life
- Spacious awareness
- Stretching a bit further
- Anywhere, anytime
- Nothing endures but change
- Accepting whatever happens
- Awareness contains impermanence
- It’s how we relate to emotions