From the ‘Illness of I’ to the ‘Wellness of We’
Through the lens of interconnectedness~interdependence~interbeing the addicted mind can open up and out of the narrow habituated cycle of wanting/getting/wanting ad nauseam and glimpse the deeper wholesome desires of simply being human.
“What is this hunger I feel in the marrow of my bones?
What is this thirst I feel in the center of my heart?
The hunger for love.
The thirst for liberation.”
~Anonymously left on the note board at IMS
Love or liberation may not be your answers, but what is your hunger really wanting? What is your thirst really wanting? The practices of being intimate with the life within us and the life all around us demand fierce tenderness – to be vulnerable and courageous – and both realizing our shared humanity in the trials and tribulations and stepping into the flow of offering and receiving support can open the portal to the “Wellness of We.”
This session is from Worldwide Insight’s Healing & Insight series which ran in 2016. This series explored the sharp end of suffering – including addiction in its broadest sense, depression, physical and mental pain, and stress – through the lens of the Buddhist teachings.