DEVELOPING A PROGRESSIVELY deeper calm
is the way to live the awakened life. Whether or not you have
a huge epiphany is not really up to you. But developing calmness
is totally up to you. And you can live in an enlightened way
even without the earthshaking realizations. Calmness is the answer.
When you feel deeply calm, all these are
gone: greed, selfishness, anger, judgmentalness, fear, deficiency
motivations, feelings of revenge, agitation, anxiety, frustration
feelings that provoke unenlightened action.
And when you feel deeply calm, all these
come naturally and easily: forgiveness, compassion, peace, happiness,
contentment, thoughtful decisions and actions, balanced thinking,
cosmic or eternal perspective, patience, kindness to others,
kindness to yourself feelings and actions we might consider
awakened or enlightened.