December 30th -
The light of Buddha nature shines in and through us. This essence of us that is greater than the small self, the ego identity, the personality… this is the real Self. We cultivate our awareness of our true nature by extending love and service into all that we do. This, of course, is our perfect self which is an ideal that we probably won’t maintain for any extended period. We can however experience moments of perfection in our practice and with that practice extend those moments. When we give ourselves to this light we take on the holy shine of it. Brilliance reflects from us whether we are sitting quietly or working diligently. Clear in our thoughts and our words, this love flows out from us in a dazzling display. This is the practical enlightenment that helps bring us all into glow of our common Buddhahood.