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Coming Home

Home is the realization that we are not separate from anything, there is only "this", our natural condition. Our idea that there is a separate sense of self, separate from all of "this" is what keeps us from this
realization. No object, or being exist independent of itself; How can
it? When there is a sense of a separate self there is something to
defend, something to protect, someone to be best and worst. One who
needs nothing and has nothing to defend is rich beyond measure and is
always home no matter the location.


"When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless, that it doesn't have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much
warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space."

~Pema Chodron


The Importance of Sangha

Taking refuge in the sangha means putting your trust in a community of solid members who practice mindfulness together. You do not have to practice intensively—just being in a sangha where people are happy, living deeply the moments of their days, is
enough. Each person’s way of sitting, walking, eating, working, and
smiling is a source of inspiration; and transformation takes place
without effort. If someone who is troubled is placed in a good sangha,
just being there is enough to bring about a transformation. I hope
communities of practice in the West will organize themselves as
families. In Asian sanghas, we address each other as Dharma Brother,
Dharma Sister, Dharma Aunt, or Dharma Uncle, and we call our teacher
Dharma Father or Dharma Mother. A practice community needs that kind of
familial brotherhood to nourish practice.

Thich Nhat Hanh from "The Fertile Soil of Sangha"

With Holy Golden Metta, Miguel

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