Understanding the illusory quality of reality is a potent idea but, for most of us, not easily accomplished.

Indeed, it is spiritual truth that usually requires repeated contemplation to actualize its full meaning.  Yet the more you glimpse this truth, the more you will find spaciousness and ease as new companions in your life.

Today, I invite you to contemplate this beautiful heart advice from Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. In these words, Rinpoche elucidates how the realization of the dreamlike quality of life helps to free us from attachment and aversion while also giving birth to more good heart and compassion.

“Always recognize the dreamlike qualities of life and reduce attachment and aversion.  Practice good-heartedness toward all beings.  Be loving and compassionate, no matter what others do to you.  What they will do will not matter so much when you see it as a dream.  The trick is to have positive intention during the dream.  This is the essential point.  This is true spirituality.”

from Life in Relation to Death by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

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Have you ever thought about the illusory quality of life? What insights do these words spark in you?