For me… the only poverty worse than having no sense of who I was, was not living through my values as who I am.
Zen training and practice combined with frameworks such as Twelve Step and Refuge Recovery that consistently invite me to study myself… to release the dream of false self… remain awake and alert to moment-to-moment circumstances beneath the Sky of Reality… and remove the barriers of putting personality before principles, drastically changed and revolutionized my existence.
The result has been an experience of wholesomeness, creative action, and freedom. These days I suffer so much less and differently than I used to, because I changed the relationship with the mind, through the care and support of friends living in the same direction.
一May Authenticity and Integrity Lead to Awakening