In spiritual life there is no room for compromise. Awakening is not negotiable. We cannot bargain to hold on to things that please us while relinquishing things that do not matter to us.
A lukewarm yearning for awakening is not enough to sustain us through the difficulties involved in letting go.
It is important to understand that anything that can be lost was never truly ours and anything that we deeply cling to only imprisons us.....(Jack Kornfield)g g g