The Intermediate practice uses the Entry steps as its foundation. Hopefully one has learned the fundamentals and begun to integrate them into one’s being and life. Rather like knowing the alphabet or numbers, education and wisdom is possible because the preliminaries are known and understood.
Because life can be messy, it is important and freeing to realize the options of awareness that one has with anything. We smile, we take a long slow deep breath and settle into truth of situation, of interaction, of arising thought or emotion, of physical hardship or joyous ease. Whether happy or challenging, life is what it is. But that is over-the-top powerful to live with and to live as.
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