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April 29, 2020 – Living like a tree
It is not the outer objects that entangle us.
It is the inner clinging that entangles us.
– Tilopa
 
THere is an ancient Buddhist story about a an who is traveling the world without shoes. To protect his feet, that are bleeding and hurting, he collects pieces of skin to cover the road that is stony and uneven.
On the day that he decides to cover his own feet with leather, he finds the whole world becomes accessible and pleasant to walk on.

When we see through the projections of our own minds and let go of the cause of suffering in our own minds, we no longer need to control the world in order to feel happy and safe.