Being ordained is exciting and challenging – yet supportive and encouraging. Ordination is feeling that you have nothing worthwhile to say with regard to Dharma – yet being prepared to talk to anyone who asks about practice. Ordination is trying to live up to an ideal – forever failing, yet cheerfully continuing to strive. It means being scared to get on a horse’s back – yet taking riding lessons. It is pushing your limits, including those you do not know you have. It is unconditional love with an edge – but whether it is the edge of a fall or the edge of eternity in the present moment is unknowable – yet intrinsically known.

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