"The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them."
If thoughts are seen to be the "subject" in Art, the in-between thoughts would be the "negative space" or the "background". Meditation is an acquired skill to learn to see the negative space as well as looking at the subject the way it is, to be consciously aware of the perceptions we forced onto them that limit us. New horizons, ideas and opportunities opens up when we train the mind to see the "unseen" and to see the "seen" with no judgement, and see what others otherwise cannot see🎈
Let there be room for not knowing. When things fall apart, have courage to keep your eyes open, your heart open and your mind open like a true warrior...when we stop watering the negative seeds, that's when we notice the endless opportunities in every moment
To those who are grieving, I offer you my good thoughts and the quote by Sogyal Rinpoche in Tibetan Book of Living and Dying "Think of your ordinary emotional, thought-ridden self as a block of ice or a slab of butter left out in the sun. If you are feeling hard and cold, let this aggression melt away in the sunlight of your meditation. Let peace work on you, gather your scattered mind into the mindfulness of Calm Abiding, and awaken in you the awareness and insight of Clear Seeing. And you will find all your negativity disarmed, your aggression dissolved, and your confusion evaporating slowly like mist into the vast and stainless sky of your absolute nature...