“Everything we do, no matter how seemingly simple or straightforward, entails some sort of conceptual underpinning – some grounding in a belief or system of beliefs,” says Tsoknyi Rinpoche in his latest essay for The Huffington Post.
“Even doing something as simple as washing our face implies certain notions about what a face is. It also involves, on a subtle or obvious level, certain beliefs about ourselves: ideas, opinions, and judgments about our own face, for example, or about other people’s faces.
If we believe we’re not attractive, for instance, or not as attractive as some other people, we may have a hard time just putting forth the effort to washing our face.
More broadly, most of us believe in a solid, enduing, independent ‘self’ — an ‘I’ that requires a good deal of maintenance….
Now, can you just let it all go – the teachings, the questions, the challenges? Can you simply, fearlessly, freely be?”
Read the full essay by Tsoknyi Rinpoche on The Huffington Post.