Finding freedom in the midst of complexity. Public Talk. Vienna 2011

James Low
Finding freedom in the midst of complexity: a buddhist approach to staying relaxed and open in modern life

Compiled from a public talk in Geneva on 1st Feb 2013 (Finding freedom in the midst of complexity) and from a public talk in Vienna on 2nd June 2011 (Living in the ungraspable moment)

The Public Talk in Vienna on 2nd June 2011 was transcribed by Jo Féat.
The Public talk in Geneva on 1st Feb 2013 was transcribed by Sarah Allen.
Both were edited by Barbara Terris then compiled and revised by James Low.

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Extract


When there is snow and ice on the ground it is slippery and so we walk in a different way from when it is a dry surface. That is to say, the ice calls our body to be more careful. Observing ourselves allows us to see that the gestures and expressions we make are not an expression of some inner ‘myself’ but are an expression of our participation; we are collaborating in non-duality. The more you relax and trust non-dual co-emergence the more you will find that life becomes easier. Trying harder is actually unhelpful if you want to find the ever-open door to freedom. So whenever you tense up, simply return to being present in the moment and do not block the flow of participation
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