For someone else’s comfort -
Do not become small
For people who refuse to grow. I’m moving towards a new website with trepidation. It’s a weird process to define who you are, what you offer to the world and then actually create something that expresses it. Anyway, here it is www.carolynannebudgell.com. It’s still a work in progress, just like me. But I cannot shrink myself for my own comfort anymore. All content will be posted and transferred to my new site from now on. Upwards we must grow! xo
Some tools/events for balancing and grounding, besides pianos and the forest- 1 – How to Meditate by Pema Chodron: An audio book of lectures from an intensive with Pema. 2 – MOMENT pop-up space, Chinatown: pop in Sept 9-14 and stop. The lulu blog has an informative article on it! 3 – step out of city life for a recharge. Yoga, meditation, forest hikes, delicious food, introspection with me on Galiano Island Oct 3-5. 4 – stay clear with clean food. Visit the Juice Truck in Vancouver, these guys are all about health,meditation and community!!
Oh longing mind,
Dwell within the depth
Of your own pure nature.
Do not seek your home elsewhere…
Your naked awareness alone,
Is the inexhaustible abundance
For which you long so desperately.
Buddhism also asserts that the spiritual journey is unique to each individual. Therefore, of course, it cannot be held, circumscribed, limited, or even ultimately judged by any institution, tradition, or external authority. The unique journey that lies before us does not exist in any text, external person, or religion. In fact, it does not yet exist at all, but only lies ahead of us, to be discovered literally as we go. Thus it is that the spiritual journey cannot in any way be preconceived or pre- determined; it is not humanly constructed or fabricated. The journey to ourselves is truly a journey into the unknown, a setting forth onto a sea that has never before been sailed and never before been fathomed or mapped.