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Abandoning the Future – Caring for All Days to Come

With Leela Sarti recorded on December 6, 2020.

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To care for our lives, the lives of all beings and the earth is all at the heart of what it means to be a human being. Yet, speculating about the future, and tensing up in fearful anticipation of days to come, are not skillful expressions of care and wisdom. There is a better way.

Let’s ground into the depth of timeless presence, of stillness and emptiness, in order to fully inhabit this living moment with our tender human heart. Through this practice, the next steps will reveal themselves.

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