today i'm doing dishes and listening to Pema Chodron. she says the following and i have to stop doing the dishes, dry my hands, find a pen, find some paper, rewind my ipod and listen and listen again to write it down. and now i share it with you.
This profound, deep restlessness, the Buddhist explanation is that it's because we are always seeking ground... that's the basis of what we call self absorption or ego clinging. Always seeking something to hold on to. And what the Buddhist teachings say is that the fundamental state actually is always changing, fluid and open. That the natural state is that it's unfixated and open and that there really is nothing to hold on to.
And that is not bad news.
And that there is no reason to freakout about this, but we all seem to be programmed in denial.
We don't like the insecurity.
Someone said insecurity is ego's take on Wide Open Clear Unfettered Fresh Space.
And we find that extremely uncomfortable.