Last week we published the completion of the advanced course The Awareness of Awareness. It invites you to gain insight into the nature of the mind based on the vision "My view is as vast as space, but my attention to actions and their effects is finer than flour", as expressed by the eight-century Indian contemplative Padmasambhava. Click here for more info.
As with any other action, when we begin to practice meditation, it is essential to be sure about our motivation. For it is our motivation—altruistic or self-centred, vast or limited—that will provide a positive or negative direction to our journey and influence its results.
When effecting any real change, there will be challenges and obstacles. True transformation requires continuous effort and commitment. We cannot just wish to have better self-awareness, clarity and inner strengths. That is no more than wishful thinking and will not translate into real change.
The obstacles within and challenges around us should not discourage us but be viewed as catalysts for further progress. These can help us refine our vision and conduct along the path.
It is important to generate a clear vision and recalibrate one's motivation, and we definitely need to put our hope into practice. They enable us to make everyday life choices based on a clear idea of one's own possibilities.
In these challenging times, We invite you to incorporate your own vision of the path with the Conative intelligence and Flourishing course.
In four sessions, we contemplate four questions:
The course will help you connect the dots between where you are today and accomplishing this path.
What would you love to offer to the world so that when you come to the end of your life, and you're looking back, you will do so with the certainty that you've offered your best?
Alan Wallace, Conative Intelligence and Flourishing course
Photo: Alan Kozlowski.