Lee Jenkins, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, recently did a feature on NBA star Lamar Odom. Odom’s eccentric and sometimes questionable behavior has been well documented throughout his career, from his fame as a youth basketball star to his marriage to one of the Kardashians. He recently emerged from a drug and alcohol induced coma and is reported to be getting better by the day.
Jenkins sums up his superb feature about the enigmatic Odom by saying: ‘Strip away the size and the handle, the addictions and the demons, and you are left with the sweetest of souls.’
The sweetest of souls. How beautiful. Tender. Peaceful. Content. Loving.
When all of the baggage has been stripped away, the personal story dropped, isn’t this sweet soul at everyone’s core?
Unravel a ball of yarn in search of its center and all you find is emptiness. Likewise, when you unravel the complex tangled knot of the illusionary separate self, all you find is emptiness.
If you examine the qualities of this emptiness, no limits can be found. No edge or boundary. No beginning or end. No room for two.
One Tender, Peaceful, Content, Loving Being
One Sweet Soul