Breath to Breath: self esteem

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“Enlightenment is beyond the connection to me and mine; it’s past the illusion that you know who you are.
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In our world it is considered advantageous to have a positive self-image,
but the wisdom of Buddhism is to let go of images altogether.
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There is a great deal of suffering in self-esteem.
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It’s nice when it’s around, but it comes and goes, utterly out of our control.
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This practice is headed in the direction of letting go of everything you think you are.
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Then you’re doing the same things other people are—eating rice and drinking tea—but you’re beginning to get a taste of what it is like to be free and clear, wholehearted and effortless.
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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Jennifer on January 1, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Beautiful picture.

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