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It’s all an adventure, by John Aske

Never mind the broken chairs and the shattered table, and the light that didn’t work, it’s all an adventure, every bit of it, so we might as well enjoy it even when everything seems to be going wrong. In fact, the moments when it goes wrong are often the times to throw the doors wide and invite all the troubles in, the happiness, the despair. ‘Greet them with laughter,’…

A Journey from Humiliation to Humility, by Corrado Pensa

Humiliation is centred upon the work of ego, and humility is freedom from ego. These two words capture the gist of bondage and freedom, the gist of our practice. Maybe the only effort we need to make is to re-own the word ‘humility’ in its true sense, which often gets lost in a pseudo-humility. Hubert Benoit talks about ‘remaining motionless within humiliation’. He refers to ‘resting on the stone bed’ and ‘letting the humiliation alone.’ These are excellent descriptions of our practice; they have the strength to evoke what is beneficial, what is skilful, in transforming us…