Excerpts from Saying Yes to Life (Even the Hard Parts)
Ultimately we need to understand that spiritual life isn’t about being safe, secure,
or comfortable. It’s not that we won’t sometimes feel secure in the course of our
spiritual practice; we surely will. And so too will se sometimes feel insecure. Yet there
is a fundamental security that develops from many years of practice –though it is a far
cry from the immediate comfort we may now crave.
The basic pain of feeling separate and disconnected is a fundamental human
experience. Yet when we consciously reside in the physical feeling of separation,
we come closer to recognizing its insubstantiality. Continually bringing the light of
awareness to our viscerally held beliefs, our pretenses, our protections, our anxieties,
begins to dissolve these self-imposed boundaries, the boundaries that block awareness
of the vast reality of being. This is the slow, transformative path to freedom.
From: Saying Yes to Life (Even the Hard Parts)
EZRA BAYDA with Josh Bartok