the emergence and blossoming of understanding

"The emergence and blossoming of understanding, love, and intelligence has nothing to do with any tradition, no matter how ancient or impressive --- it has nothing to do with time. It happens on its own when a human being questions, wonders, inquires, listens, and looks silently without getting stuck in fear, pleasure, and pain. When self-concern is quiet, in abeyance, heaven and earth are open. The mystery, the essence of all life, is not separate from the silent openness of simple listening."
TONI PACKER - (The Work of This Moment. Tuttle, 1995)

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