In the midst of transitions at Open Gate Sangha, Mukti speaks to aspects of our essential nature that support both everyday life transitions and powerful spiritual shifts. She points to the benefits of fresh curiosity and interest and invites us to recognize the enduring constancy of being, one that is not defined by the comings and goings of experience. She also speaks of transformations of heart . . . the human heart and universal Heart.
“There is a sense of freshness and renewal that’s happening moment to moment, and often we miss it because we carry forward certain narratives about ourselves and others.”
“You see the movement of thoughts, you see the arising and passing away of emotions, but what is observing them, by contrast, is quite still.”
“It’s a powerful thing, this sense of who and what we are that can’t be defined by any emotion, any thought, any behavior, anything that we’ve done or that’s been done to us. Ultimately, who and what you are is something altogether different.”
“The more the heart center opens and breathes and becomes more spacious and clear, more of what’s held in the human heart can start to thaw or release.”
Recorded in Santa Cruz, California on September 20, 2023.
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