Coogee Buddhist Group

Messy Love

On Tue, 16 February, 2016 - 23:14
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This week’s share is from Noa

Dear Human:
You’ve got it all wrong.

You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. This is where you came from and where you’ll return.

You came here to learn personal love.
Universal love.
Messy love.
Sweaty Love.
Crazy love.
Broken love.
Whole love.
Infused with divinity.
Lived through the grace of stumbling.
Demonstrated through the beauty of… messing up.

You didn’t come here to be perfect, you already are.

You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous.

And rising again into remembering.

But unconditional love? Stop telling that story.

Love in truth doesn’t need any adjectives.
It doesn’t require modifiers.
It doesn’t require the condition of perfection.

It only asks you to show up.
And do your best.
That you stay present and feel fully.
That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as YOU.

Its enough.

It’s Plenty
Courtney A Walsh

Two things for your diary:

1. Film Night at The Croquet Club Saturday March 12th and we’re going to watch the original version of ‘The Razor’s Edge’ with an introduction by a special guest Vipassana meditator who found (along with me) that this movie changed his life. BYO vegetarian dinner to share followed by movie showing

The Razor’s Edge tells the story of Larry Darrell, an American pilot traumatised by his experiences in World War I, who sets off in search of some transcendent meaning in his life. The story begins through the eyes of Larry’s friends and acquaintances as they witness his personality change after the War. His rejection of conventional life and search for meaningful experience allows him to thrive while the more materialistic characters suffer reversals of fortune.

2. Anzac Long Weekend - Coogee and Sydney Buddhist Centre Retreat  April 22 - 25 at our beautiful retreat centre on the banks of the Georges River
you can book by following this link…

Meditation this week
Thursday       7 - 8.30 pm
Sunday          8 - 8.50 am

Dharmalata and Padmadakini

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