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Accepting Hidden Neurosis

May 15, 2012

In meditation practice, finally, we are exposed. We hoped that we wouldn’t have to go through the embarrassment of exposing ourselves; we hoped to bypass that particular area and become enlightened. You might talk about how bad you used to be. It’s okay to talk about that because it’s in the past; you are already a better person. The practice of meditation is the complete opposite of this. It’s not about getting a certain state of being at all. Meditation practice is a way of making friends with ourselves. Whether we are worthy or unworthy, that’s not the point. It’s developing a friendly attitude to ourselves, accepting the hidden neurosis coming through.

From “Selected Writings” in The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, Volume Three, page 540.


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