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Falling Apart Together
Our plane descended through a swirling cloud bank and we experienced some intense turbulence while landing at the Redmond airport. This was our welcome home from a somewhat turbulent ten days in New Mexico where we had the great opportunity to serve Tarn’s mom and family. In the momentary turbulence, we landed safely. Amidst the challenges of service, we experienced waves of joy and peacefulness.
Arranging hospice care and serving the needs around me while in an area with sparse social services took some work. Co-arising with that endeavor, my cell phone died—along with my hearing aids. My back whined from sleeping on a way too soft bed. I could go on ... Yet, in spite of all the obstacles, the heart of service carried me through. I did not have time to dwell on what wasn’t working.

There is no greater test of our spiritual practice than to have things appear to fall apart. I think this is the profound gift of service to others. We get to experience the habitual self falling apart. Maybe we catch a glimpse of the unimpeded heart of compassion. That quality of love gathers all the pieces and places them in a compost bin where they become nourishment for others.

Much love,
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Michael's Dharma Journal Posts
Many of us who have taken the Bodhisattva vow humorously quip, “Whew, if I knew what I was signing up for, I may have made a different choice!” Of course, this is only to acknowledge that the vow is an elective course for one’s life and requires a bit of stretching...
The Healing Power of Practice
Guru Mantra
With great compassion and to clear away obstacles of body, speech, and mind, we are chanting and accumulating the Guru Mantra:

We will chant this mantra until the end of 2020 with the goal of accumulating 500,000 or more!

We have accumulated 362,098 mantras to date.
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