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“There is no guarantee what you teach your children will catch, no promise they will have your same conviction of truths. They may even have a warped perception of you. After all, they don’t have your unique experiences. But it is vitally important for them to prove they can make it on their own. And you may have to wait weeks, months, even years before they reach out. But when they do, be there without scorn. Receive them with love.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com

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“Inner silence is the event horizon to a vast ocean of wisdom and wonder.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com

Your job, your titles, degrees, your home (whatever that looks like), your car and reputation, your religion, your relationship with God (or Universe, the Buddha, etc.), even your relationships, your name and ancestry and state of your mental and physical condition – all of these things are the shore. They make up a picture of who you think you are. But there is so much more waiting for you.

I attended a leadership training almost twenty years ago. And at the beginning of the first session, the facilitator had us close our eyes and visualize all of these things that filled our lives. She then had us commit to giving everything to the training. She told us that in order to do that, we had to completely let go of all the things…

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“Using your mind honestly, virtuously, and independent of any authority is vital for the truth and very different from having the answers to life and death and living. Those answers are highly over-rated and staking your life in them blocks you from fully feeling the loss of things, which makes appreciating the strength of newness and innocence and wonder impossible.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com

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This is obviously a loaded hot! quote and question. Answers are coming. A big announcement at the end of this month will allow you a chance to discover the meaning and day-to-day practice behind today’s daily hot! quote.

Stay tuned.

“Ironically, the Unknown is the only safe place and the home to everything real.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com

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“When there is no thought except for understanding and integration, the past fades and the future becomes a menial thing and you find yourself naturally, easily in the throes of joy.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com

Joy can be found in any moment we apply understanding and innocence. But for this post, I am specifically thinking of those moments with a significant other, when intimacy is immediate, when all that matters is the ribbon of space in between skin – the innocence of touch and taste and smell, as if you had not experienced these before.

If there is any true reality, it is this – to perpetually reside in that unknowing, that immaculacy, that incorruptibility, innocence and freshness of perception.

When one is unaware and views this purest reality as rare moments that “just happen” (versus actively and whole-heartedly inviting them in), the mind gets scared. It panics. The ego says, “Wait! You’re choosing without me!” And it uses memory to bring in all the…

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