Day 41 – Becoming one with all things that arise

Although I’m fairly happy with the outcome of the elections in the US, it’s important to remember that what other people are doing, or aren’t doing, doesn’t solve what we need to do. There are very fundamental things we have to do, that only we can do, in order to evolve and grow. If we want to move beyond this level we are currently stuck at, we are the ones who have to do that work. Buddhas can’t, saints can’t, and even your own mother can’t. You are the only one who can give water to your own root. You are the only one who can complete the conditions necessary for flowers to bloom on your own tree.

If I believe and follow only my one mind,
I can become one with continuously arising unenlightened beings,
and in so doing, save them all.

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