On the Necessity of Disillusionment


(ENLIGHTENMENT Milestones) It's supposed to be funny—and it is—but it's also really true. (Cartoon sourced from board.buddhist.ru.)

(ENLIGHTENMENT Milestones) It’s supposed to be funny—and it is—but it’s also really true. (Cartoon sourced from board.buddhist.ru.)

Once you get to that place of disillusionment, you can take the words of Pema Chödrön to heart:

“Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of s–t and not be squeamish about taking a good look.”

The act of taking a good look is the second step.

And the third.

And the fourth.

And the fifth…

It never quite ends, actually.

What matters is to begin.

As the Buddha said:

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting.”

Here’s to starting. Here’s to going all the way.

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