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A Flash of Sacredness

January 7, 2010

It is important to discuss how to actually maintain the Shambhala world in ourselves twenty-four hours a day, so that we don't just have theories about overcoming arrogance and developing confidence. . . . There's something else we need to cultivate, which is a constant experience or quality of sacredness in everyday life. Problems, difficulties and challenges may arise quite suddenly in everyday life. We may have a flash of doubt or pain or an attack of emotion. At that very moment, at that same time, we can also have a flash of the sacredness in whatever arises, a sudden awareness of unconditional sacredness. It is very important to actually practice this and maintain it. . . . The cultivation of sacred world on the spot is the practice that allows all phenomenal experience to become part of a Shambhala mandala, or the basic enlightened structure of your life.

From "Invincibility, " page 111, in Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery.


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