Carrot & Whip

 

As with most change, the awakening & integration process has a carrot and a whip.

There is the whip of suffering and wanting to reduce suffering. And there is the carrot of the bliss which often is associated with the awakening.

Of course, both are the content of experience and not that which we eventually will find ourselves as: the whole embracing (1) capacity for what happens in the present, and (2) what happens including the awareness and the phenomena. And both are temporary experiences, as anything else.

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