This talk differentiates between egoic intentions (driven by wants and fears), and our true aspiration (deepest desires) to manifest our full potential for awake awareness and love. We explore ways to realize and open to our deepest desires when we are stuck in self-promotion, grasping and conflict, so that our aspiration becomes a compass of the heart that can guide us in living with wisdom and compassion.
“What’s my deepest intention. What really matters?”
“Mary Oliver in one of her poems describes kneeling in prayer in a field contemplating with wonder a grasshopper who’s gazing around with enormous complicated eyes and she writes: Tell me what else should I have done. Doesn’t everything die at last and too soon. Tell me what is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Enjoy the reflections at the end of the talk: Reflection: The Compass of the Heart