Unscripted introduction to where the Love for All podcast may or may not go.
First bite, eat the food and think of the wise ones, your teachers. Offer it to them.
Second bite, think of someone who has been kind to you, offer it to them.
Third bite, offer to everyone who is starving or suffering.
This slows us, and opens up gratitude, compassion, and empathy.
-the practice of three bites, shared by Pema Chödrön, Bodhisattva Mind
when life gives you shit
put a smiley face on it
shit into smiling shit
that's a way of life
way of life
shit into smiling shit into flowers
into something else
it all can be transformed
it all is being transformed
it all is
Thought of this emoji and it became one of my visuals for life. Poo into flowers.
Texted it to my son. He said, 'hahahaha thanks for the reminder'
Texted it to my daughter. She said, 'love u'
Texted it to a friend. He said, 'with this, you can conquer anything.'
We're not interested in conquering anything.
We're simply interested in transforming 💩 into 🌷
Until we die.
Like everyone's story, this is a long one.
A short version is that out of deep suffering, deep love can emerge.
A shorter version is that love is true, so let us live true.
& as those who speak, don't know
& those who know, don't speak
a lot is lost in translating the silence of knowing into the language of sharing
yet the words shall emerge along the way, anyway