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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Come Home to Our Self

We are rarely our Self

We are victims of our feelings, of our perceptions, of our emotions

We are like something … like a leaf floating on the ocean and the waves push us

We don’t have our own sovereignty over the situation

We allow ourselves to be carried away, pulled away by our feelings, our perceptions, and our mental formations … our wrong perceptions

And that is why it is very important to come home to ourselves

And master the situation and be the master of our Self

We do not live our own life

We allow our life to be lived by the circumstances around us

When we have been victim of what is happening

We can rarely be ourselves and become master of our situation

Therefore it is very important to come home to ourselves

~ transcript from video:

Thich Naht Hanh - Day 1 of 5 - Parts 2 & 3 of 11

I encourage anyone who wishes to "come home to their Self" to view these videos; I have found them such a joy.


  1. I love this! Thank you! I may "steal" it for a post on my blog. ;-) I am feeling swept away recently, but I feel it's more a cleansing...it's like I've skipped over the human experience of fully feeling angry, sad, grief-stricken, about certain things, and now life experiences are cracking open some things that are causing this gushing release of negative emotions. Hmmm.....thanks again! Susannah

  2. Welcome! Blessings to you as you flow through each moment of release and come home to your Self. (((BIG HUG)))


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