Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Accepting Life As It Is

9781570629570Love is not the experience of beauty and romantic joy alone. Love or compassion, the open path, is associated with “what is.” In order to develop love—universal love, cosmic love, whatever you would like to call it—one must accept the whole situation of life as it is, both the light and the dark, the good and the bad. One must open oneself to life, communicate with it.

From Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, by Chögyam Trungpa, page 101

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