A few days ago I spent a wonderful hour or so with one my favourite teachers. I spoke about him in my last article. This note was inspired by the visit I just had with him when I dropped of the deer lamp and carving that I just got from Flin Flon for him and his wife.
He explained to me that we all have a spot in our brain the “size of a nut” that is who we really are. And until that is full of love , compassion and kindness for ourselves then how can we expect that to be spread to others? This sent me deep into introspection of what he meant.
It is not much different than the teaching of one of the worlds most followed spiritual voices, Thich Nhat Hanh, who says the following:
“Cultivate solidity. You are somebody; you are something. You are a positive factor for your family, for society, for the world. You have to recover yourself, to be yourself. You have to become solid again. You can practice solidity in everyday life. Every step, every breath you take should help you become more solid. When you have solidity, freedom is there too.”
Emily was just that and is a teacher for us all. That is the goal of The Emily Dahl Foundation – to teach others and help others see that:
“You have to realize that happiness is not something you find at the end of the road. You have to understand that it is here, now.”
The Emily Dahl Foundation
September , 7, 2020