A Million Silken Threads.
There is a saying: “With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silken gown.”
Though, how often do we neglect this wisdom? Through our longing we create an attitude of mind we had hoped to avoid – locked within the sentiment of thought. And, yet knowing that change is inherent to our course – still, we cling…indirectly manifesting the very condition we had hoped to avoid.
“It is our mind, and that alone, that chains us or sets us free,” Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche shares. Yet, with every thought we become more deeply engaged. The habit of our permanence drives our need.
Like a paratrooper standing at the edge of his very first plunge, the logic of our endeavor seems contradictory. The vastness of freedom is right there before us, waiting patiently for us to move past our fear.
From mulberry leaf to silken gown, every movement yields another glistening thread. And, when we let go…we finally become.
In peace, my sweet friends…