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Accepting Hidden Neurosis

In meditation practice, finally, we are exposed. We hoped that we wouldn’t have to go through the embarrassment of exposing ourselves; we hoped to bypass that particular area and become enlightened. You might talk about how bad you used to be. It’s okay to talk about that because it’s in the past; you are already a better person. The practice of meditation is the complete opposite of this. It’s not about getting a certain state of being at all. Meditation practice is a way of making friends with ourselves. Whether we are worthy or unworthy, that’s not the point. It’s developing a friendly attitude to ourselves, accepting the hidden neurosis coming through.

From “Selected Writings” in The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, Volume Three, page 540.

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  1. Here is some disturbing an oppressed and inconsistent team fans desperately want to stand up. You never know where you stand. One day you’re up, the next day, you find one. The trust is short. You want to buy something, but you do not want to be ripped off. Do you want to play football, but you do not want to take it out from you, like countless times. Do you know the consequences of your behavior, but not familiar with the surroundings, can prevent you bait the trap. Do you hope to one day be rewarded for your faith, but you can not let myself down.

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