1. Mike
    November 6, 2016 @ 5:21 pm

    “And we’ll get it (in this case the above) WHEN we get it!” is one of the kindness pointers (reminders – i always like hearing, like being reminded to notice my breath). As maddening as it might be while we’re “trying” to get it (and maybe really hoping we can be “made” to get it), part of us IS getting it (that it’s about the letting and the not fighting and then something already here can dawn on me).

    Because it turns out our experiences comes, in a sense, from Not accepting the grace. And THAT resulting experience has the “louder” grace to just notice THAT new experience (and ever louder, such as addiction). We start where we find ourselves, because that’s the same place/time where we accept we ARE Grace. That’s why examples such as addicts and felons can show so much grace. It’s the contrast that can be mystifying, from the side of not having found ourselves yet. The deep grooves we cut in resisting grace, instantly can be like the grooves in records when listened to from Grace. And I’ll get that when (or AS) I get it!

    Amazing Grace was written by a former slave-trading ship’s captain. How’s that for contrast?!


  2. Kathleen
    November 6, 2016 @ 8:45 pm

    The suffering and powerlessness cut down the ego, which is why we want to run from it. But in facing it we can lose the ego and make room for the Self.


  3. Barb St James
    November 6, 2016 @ 11:25 pm

    I had this one in my archive. This one is ….no words….. thank you for posting it.


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