Living the Paramis (Talk 2 of 2)

For Your Contemplation

Dharma practice is about living in the unknown. How much certainty do you live with? This is not an intellectual question. Take an honest look at your life. How much do you depend on things going a certain way? Is there a way the Paramis could loosen up the absoluteness of your life? Are you even willing to take a chance? Over the next two weeks, consider life without some of the “things” and people you hold dear. What would it take for you to keep going with life? Or notice how upset you get when your plans or expectations don’t work out. What is this pointing towards? Finally, consider your practice – how important is it to your sense of wellbeing? How often do you acknowledge this? What would your practice need to look like for you to feel a sense of surety come what may?