July 19, 2010
Today's Daily Dharma,
When we trust with our open heart, whatever occurs, “at that very moment that it occurs,” can be perceived as fresh and unstained by the clouds of hope and fear. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche used the phrase “first thought, best thought” to refer to that first moment of fresh perception, before the colorful and coloring clouds of judgment and personal interpretation take over. “First thought” is “best thought” because it has not yet got covered over by all our opinions and interpretations, our hopes and fears, our likes and dislikes. It is direct perception of the world as it is.
-Jeremy Hayward "First Thought" (Spring 1995)
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