Bodhicitta and holding satsang with what’s here

In Buddhism, bodhicitta, “enlightenment-mind”, is the mind that strives toward awakening and compassion for the benefit of all sentient beings.

A simple way of exploring this is holding satsang with what’s here, with aspects of the psyche.

Fear comes up, or anger, or contraction, or numbness, or spaciness, or physical pain.

You are welcome here. Thank you for protecting me. Thank you for your devotion to me. Thank you for your love for me. What would satisfy you forever? What are you really? 

As this becomes more of a stable and habitual orientation, it’s also how I relate to other beings.

The way I relate to my inner beings is how I relate to beings in the world. And they are all my “inner” beings in that they appear in my field of awareness. They are all me in that sense. They are all this awareness taking a certain form, and it feels good to meet them in this way.


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