You stop assuming you know best.
3. To be able to articulate what your values are, and why you believe what you believe.
The only time we see the whole structure clearly is when we step away from it.
It matters more that you can agree and prove what you’re already taught than that you can innovate that idea — disagree — and genuinely learn to think for yourself. It matters more that you can understand what already is than you can philosophize what could be. It matters more that you can memorize than you can create.
I once heard someone say that humans are the only animals who do everything in their power not to be animals.
I never tried in high school.
The essence of awakening, and the truth of the miraculousness, is that it is far more than just what freedom comes for yourself.
You most likely won’t remember this moment.
Living in the in between is something that stays with us almost forever.
Think about the things you have and think about the things you want. Think about the things you need. Feel the sunlight on your face. You are a garden and you can never be cast out.