Loving Ourselves Into Healing

Tara Brach


Stay in welcome. It feels really lovely to begin with that Nama stay as as many of you know anonymous day means I see the divine in you and in me in an all being shin what an amazing way to. To encounter ourselves in the world. You probably know that in the West instead of novice day the handshake that open hand showing on that you're not carrying a gun. It's such a it's such a big difference, and so this is one cultural appropriation that our world desperately needs this one of a sincere anonymous day. This is. Part two of a series of talks I'm not sure how many on radical love. Radical. Love is a love that that season cherishes the shape gruden each live. The way the sacred lives through us. And I thought, maybe I'd start with the perspective of young Human Caesar. Some. Comments on love by little people aged five through nine. Glenn Age seven says a fallen in loves anything like learning how to spell I. Don't WanNa do it. It takes too long. Manual age eight I, think you're supposed to get shot with an Arrow or something, but the rest of it is supposed to be so painful. Love is the most important thing in the world but baseball's pretty good too. That's Greg Aj. I'm in favor of love as long as it doesn't happen when dinosaurs is on television that's Gel h six. Love is foolish but I still might try sometime. That's floyd. Aged nine one more. To people promised to go through sickness and illness and disease together. That's Marlin Age Dan. There you're gonNA see a little bit the imprint of our culture on our sense of what love is and will probably stage of development to. Radical. Love is fully evolve in the first talk I that game on this really reflected radical love is as the expression of true spiritual awakening and also the grounds of meaningful social transformation. Many no, it's the heart of the civil rights movement of black lives matters. Really, of all movements that seek A. Compassionate world at the core of them is this love and reverence of live. So We in that I talk we reflected on the the barriers really what stops. And how to begin to deepen our attention. This talk I thought we'd continue by looking at. The primary layer of our barriers to love and it's really. Our reaction to the life we call self the live. That's right here. And as we know far from that that Phnom stay that honoring or. Cherishing the life right here were often in great resistance whether it's the form of neglect or judgment or hatred or shame, but we don't have. A very evolved and loving relationship with ourselves for the most part. So it feels really critical to look at this like how can we? Move towards more tenderness, more open heartedness with our own be. And the key understanding is. That you can't be down on yourself for war with yourself. and embrace the world because the life that's right here is part of the world. So. I thought I'd be gin with a story. Some of you at least will remember from way back at civil the teen Rabbit Marie little to you. Real isn't how you're made said the skin horse. It's a thing that happens to a child loves you for a long long time, not just to play with, but really loves you then you become real. Does. It hurt the rabbit. Sometimes said the skin horse for he was always truthful. When you're real, you don't mind being hurt. Does it happen all at once like being wound up he astor bit by bit. It doesn't happen all at once the skin horse you become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily or have sharp edges are have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time, you are real most of your hair's been loved off and your eyes drop out you get loose in the joints super shabby. But these things don't matter at all because once you're real, you can't be ugly. except. To people who don't understand.

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