A friend of mine who lifts weights recently asked me to teach him to meditate. So I asked him to explain to me the steps of one rep of a bench press.
Perhaps woven tightly with fear and insecurity is an opportunity to experience the only true security, that of self-love — and of being there for ourselves.
Ram Dass taught me that the guru is in me, always, everywhere, and is available with a simple connection with my heart and the hearts of those I love.
The thought of strength through weakness is, like all great spiritual truths, a paradox — two of life’s extremes fused together…
Compassion is, at once, the goal, the lesson, and the tool rolled into one “I love you” for ourselves … and for others.
What I found at the Shaolin Temple was that I couldn’t find peace; I had to learn instead to be at peace with what I found in me… both the warrior and monk.