Reading from Class: Acceptance of the Ordinary
“We must be willing to be completely ordinary people, which means
accepting ourselves as we are without trying to become greater, purer, more
spiritual, more insightful. If we can accept our imperfections as they are,
quite ordinarily, then we can use them as part of the path. But if we try
to get rid of our imperfections, then they will be enemies, obstacles on
the road to our ‘self-improvement’.” Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
These words have been really useful this week as my inner-critic has been working over-time. Thankfully meditation helps with the acceptance of my piece-of-work-in-progress self — as is.