Facing NEW Experiences
In facing new experience or in facing death, eventually we need to let go of our supports and trust what happens. We need to free ourselves from relying on any props whatsoever. That does not mean we need to prepare ourselves intellectually and emotionally or train our mind and heart through meditation and contemplative practices. Those things are important – but at some point , after all that hard work, we need to drop everything and take a leap. Each time we take such a leap, it is tremendously liberating. We discover that death is teaching us how to be completely alive.