Hello everyone, I really love this reminder of how fortunate we are. The story about the blind turtle really brings home just how miraculous this life is – that just being here is enough. When I look at the paramis – The two that stand out as seeming unreachable for me on a personal level are equanimity because I react so easily and even when I know I’m doing it, I am so caught up in defending myself that in that blind emotion it seems worth the reaction. It never is worth the reaction! Also patience. Having patience and equanimity would utterly transform my life on a very deep level.
I very much relate to feeling insecure but often I think I do trust but life shows me that when I’m frightened all the old defense mechanisms rear their heads immediately. It seems the dhamma is not a quick fix and it is tempting to look for the quick fix in this fast paced world.