Though I was thirteen when the song Me and Bobby McGee came out, as I listened to Janice Joplin sing, “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose…” those words touched my heart and blew my mind and I still love that lyric to this day. Then I loved the rebelliousness of the lyric. Now I feel and think that having “nothing left to lose” is just another way to say “Awakened.” And those who have nothing left to lose are capable of what we need more of today, which is Awakened Action.
In the New Year, may you enjoy the best possible health and great happiness. What’s more, for the sake of life on earth, may you know bliss as you grow in simplicity & contentment.
I have an ever deepening sense of contentment, gratitude and love for my life. This is priceless wealth beyond measure. One I did not alway know. Even years into my Zen practice, deep down in my heart I felt unlovable and undeserving. I was subtly yet constantly living as though I’d never have or be enough. I’d never have enough love or understanding, never enough money, or time, or friends, or esteem… Never enough.