The terms enlightenment or buddha or awakened imply tremendous sharpness and precision along with a sense of spaciousness. We can experience this; it is not a myth. We experience a glimpse of it. The point is to start from the glimpse and gradually, as you become more familiar with that glimpse and the possibilities of reigniting it, it happens naturally. A flash occurs, maybe a fraction of a second. These flashes happen constantly, all the time. Faith is realizing that there is some open space and sharpness in your everyday life.
from the book The Sanity We Are Born With: A Buddhist Approach to Psychology
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Further quotes from the book The Sanity We Are Born With:
- The importance of patience
- The approach of mindfulness of life
- Tuning in to life
- Just open space
- Giving up goal, aim, and object
- The freshness of not rebuilding
- These situations are the scriptures
- Working with the present situation
- Sanity on the spot
- Ego is a filter
- Emotions are part of you