Our communities have changed.
We are no longer surrounded by like-minded individuals who share our worldview.
We are no longer surrounded day and night by people who can help us get up when we fall, guiding us in the right direction.
Our communities don't revolve around anything sacred. They revolve around 'me', which is often caught up in a lot of mundane activity, meaningless work and a lifetime of distraction.
You are out in the battlefield all by yourself.
You have your practice. Keep it. I am not asking you to buy in.
I am asking you to own it. And it ain't a show man.
I am asking you to take your stand, to cut away the frills and the fraud.
Once you can stand, take a step forward with your heart. Be an artist who uses reality, people and interactions as their canvas. If your a bodhisattva, your art is generosity, love and kindness.
As you learn to walk with confidence, you will find that the world no longer fights you. Every interaction is a support for your practice, an opportunity to dig deeper and to practice your art.
You'll find you are not alone anymore.
You are surrounded by community. Join the movement.