Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Giving Up Your Uptightness

Book coverGiving away fifty percent of your aggression and reserving the other fifty percent for holding your trip together is not quite enough. You have to give up the whole thing. And each time you give, your vision begins to clear, and there’s less of a filter over your pupils; your hearing begins to clear, and there’s less wax on your eardrums. So you begin to hear and see much better as you give up more of this uptightness, this holding back, this resentment…You just give it away without expecting anything in return. You just give, give, give, let go.

From “Giving” in True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art by Chögyam Trungpa, page 84

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