Perhaps the greatest desire for any of us, he suggests, is to be free of pain. But what happens in relationship to practice when we feel heavy with pain. It may be physical or emotional. And yet whatever disaster we might be experiencing helps to sharpen the very sword that cuts through our delusion. Engaging our lives at this level allows for us to deeply integrate our minds, our bodies, and our hearts. There is wholeness and freedom in this divine integration, and this helps inspire an authentic power in each of us where we no longer feel divided or separate. This non-division, then, supports a fullness of experience, where each of us can meet our lives with the perfect combination of fearlessness and compassion for all beings.
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