“When sufficient mindfulness and equanimity are brought to bear on ordinary experience, we arrive at purification and insight. And, as a result of the purification and insight, our intrinsic happiness, our true birthright and spiritual reality, gets uncovered and we discover that what we thought was the world of phenomena – the world of time, space, and matter – turns out to really be a world of spiritual energy, and that we are in direct contact with it moment by moment.
Because, when the senses become purified, when the inner conflicts – at all levels – have been broken up, the flow of these ordinary senses turns into a prayer, a mantra, a sacred song, and we find that, just by living our life, we are in moment by moment contact with the Source.
by Shinzen Young
Thank you for this quote from Shinzen, til now unfamiliar to me.
Equanimity is a fine word to ponder,
as well as mindfulness. I could use a lot more of both!
Every tidbit of clarity regarding “time, space, and matter”
is hugely important to my growth Spiritward…where I already am, I’ve heard and read…….