Tagged Heart Qualities

Falling Back to Move Forward

To move forward with a great resolution we must first fall back.  Recently, I read this bit of New Year’s Resolution wisdom on Facebook (our endless forward-rushing stream of adages and quotes and clips and quips).   It struck me that there was deeper truth here, beneath the well-worn nuggets about regrouping for a great battle or backing up for a running start. To move forward on a path, we must dare to go down inside ourselves.  The Buddhist path began with the Buddha sitting down under a tree, sensing the body on the earth, and the first step on…