Hard Times / End Times

Last night Collie shared his personal challenges as he contemplates the times ahead, among them imagining what our culture might be like post-election.  We explored how we can take refuge in the Three Characteristics.  Noting that all things change, that our relationship to what is happening determines the degree to how much we suffer, and how our sense of self determines our effectiveness. We contemplated some of the greats who created massive social change.  Mahatma Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and others.  Acting from anger has a certain degree of effectiveness.  Acting from compassion has a different degree of effectiveness.

This is truly our work - to keep our hearts open and at the same time, to live in integrity with our highest values.

Jack passed along this clip of Adyashanti speaking about ego and of the possible challenges ahead:


(Thanks, Jack.)