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Recently someone mentioned the notion of a Higher Power, I think in the context of the 12-step program.
For myself, I sometimes feel that what is lacking in my life is a kind of trust in the intelligence/guidance (or dare I say providence?) of a power higher than myself. I see that in the Buddhist context life can seem somewhat mechanical, or too impersonal. I've been trying to find it within TB but with little success so far.
Maybe it's because of my Christian (Catholic) background. I find myself recently looking into more Hindu ideas of a Supreme Being/God, and into the beliefs of Unitarians and the Baha'is.
But it's there in Buddhism. Somewhere in "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind" (if I remember correctly) Suzuki Roshi says something like "leave it up to the Buddha, the Buddha will take care of everything".
A Korean nun, Daehaeng Sunim, puts it this way: "“Believe in your foundation, Juingong (Buddha-Nature), and entrust it with everything that confronts you. Then go forward while observing and experimenting with what you experience. All things constantly change every instant, so there is nothing to cling to. By entrusting everything to your foundation, every aspect of your daily life can become part of your practice."
How is it for you? Do you have a need to open up and trust in a higher power? How do you find it in your practice?