Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Make Of Yourself A Light

Make of yourself as light.This is one of the last things the Buddha said as he passed according to Jack Kornfield the esteemed meditation teacher in an interview at Sounds True.  See what else he said because I was very inspired and wrote this blog in honor of the light waiting in all of us.

The Buddha was en-light-enment and he saw the light in all of us.   What light in you have you been aware of?  How do you turn your light on?  How do you turn away from your own light?

This seems like an important directive from one of the truly awakened ones to have resided on Earth.  So how do we make ourselves a light? 

By no longer denying your spiritual nature
By allowing your heart to be your guide
By loving yourself
By ceasing all self-judgment and self-condemnation
By shrinking the inner critic
By totally and completely accepting yourself
By opening to your magnificence
By letting the past go
By welcoming all you feel
By recognizing the unlimited nature of who you are
By waking up in every way you can
By seeking to be more conscious
By quieting the mind
By following the guidance of your intuition
By not living in accordance with the ego-mind
By being kind to others
By showing compassion for the suffering
By exploring your Buddha Nature
By living with purpose
By being present to the now
By remembering who you are beyond the personality
By always seeking growth and insight
By opening to more awareness
By discovering that which is indestructible within
By moving toward the light of truth
By not getting caught up in the limiting story in your own mind
By following what brings you bliss
By doing what makes you feel energized and alive
By relaxing into the flow of life
By taking risks and not playing it too safe
By loving endless all who cross your path
By encouraging the best in others
By feeling the fear and doing it anyway
By walking the path of lifetime learning
By turning your light on when you first wake up and letting it shine all day
By caring for others
By no longer worrying because it does no good
By noticing and ending all self-limitations
By remembering your spiritual nature cannot fail
By no longer blaming and complaining
By caring for the well-being of your mind, heart and body
By turning toward difficulties as teachers
By building health relationships
By aligning the energy of the charkas
By breathing with awareness
By no longer thinking negative towards others
By fully expressing your potential
By expanding your capacities
By letting joy be the guiding force for how you live your life
By finding the path to happiness and peace within
By celebrating life as fully as you can each day

The world and all humanity are awaiting your light.