Feeling extremely unsettled and trapped since I came back to BJ for work. Besides doing my meditation religiously, I engaged much in reading to search for my peace of mind.
NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT | Jack Kornfield
"You don't have to wait to be free. You don't need to postpone being happy.
All too often the beautiful spiritual practices of mindfulness and compassion become entwined with a vision of self-discipline and duty. We see them as taking us through a long road of obstacles that leads eventually to distant benefits.
Whatever your circumstances, you can take a breath, soften your gaze, and remember that courage and freedom are within, waiting for you to awaken, and to offer to others.
We want to be released from fear and worry, not confined by judgements. We can. We can learn to trust, love, express ourselves, and be happy.
Finding freedom is an active process that engages your intellect, your heart, and your whole spirit. The means and the goal are one:
be yourself, dream, trust, have courage, and act."