Freeing ourselves to be human is a way of opening up to true compassion, and a way of living with a kind, pure heart: a little bit of the Zen of living simply . . . but which adds up to a totality.
This is healing, and the healing comes in the acceptance that the whole world is hurting and crying out. So we learn to listen to the voiceless voice of the world: the cry from humanity’s heart.
“You practice this self-healing by opening yourself to whatever situation you may be in. It’s no use saying that the suffering out there in the world is foreign, that it doesn’t belong to you. You have to take care of it every day, because it has already appeared. “—Susan
Eat Your Shadow
Just keep yourself open to it. And in so doing, give yourself some life-freedom.
Zen practice is the practice of doing this, sitting and knowing that we ourselves contain the entire world: this is a powerful Zen practice – Eat Your Shadow …