Intellect and love are made of different materials. Intellect ties people in knots and risks nothing, but love dissolves all tangles and risks everything. Intellect is always cautious and advises, ‘Beware too much ecstasy,’ whereas love says ‘Oh, never mind! Take the plunge! Intellect does not easily break down, whereas love can effortless reduce itself to rubble. But treasures are hidden among ruins. A broken heart hides treasure.  –Elif Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love What is your relationship to the intellect?What are you willing to risk to deepen your practice?What’s your relationship to love?Do you dare to be wild?  I hope so… Playlist:Rain1. Holocene-Bon Iver2. That Home-The Cinematic Orchestra3. To be Alone With You-Sufjan Stevens4. Close to Me-Elk City5. Brothers On a Hotel Bed-Death Cab for Cutie6. The Dress Looks Nice On You-Sufjan Stevens7. See-Line Woman-Nina Simone8. Gabriel-Lamb9. For Emma-Bon Iver10. His Master’s Voice-Monsters of Folk11. Time and Space-The Cinematic Orchestra12. ‘Round Midnight-Thelonious Monk13. Oh Lonesome Me (Ft Lucinda Williams)-M. Ward14. Don’t Explain-Nina Simone15. A Thousand Tiny Pieces-The Be Good Tanyas Here's the reading I shared in yesterday's class:⁠
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"No matter what we are doing or where we find ourselves, we can, and indeed we must, create an experience of alignment. The outside world may be raging, but there is always an opportunity to listen to the inner conversation. The first step is to accept the invitation to this interior conversation...We must recognize Dharma, the real nature of the Self inside, in order to live Dharma outside."⁠
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-Douglas Brooks, Poised for Grace⁠
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May we continue to accept the invitation,⁠
May we continue to listen to our greatest teacher, ⁠
our Selves,⁠
May we recognize our purpose,⁠
May we share it with the world. ⁠
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