#Let's Get Real
It is infinitely awkward when my dad decides to ask for my opinion on the ideal stepmother when I’ve just come back from dinner and shopping with the real deal.
I may never get used to this.
About your question, dad, an ideal stepmother for me would never think to banish me to a forest and come after me with poisoned apples, and/or leave me at home to scrub the floor while her and her daughters club the night away. That is all.
"When we use this term ‘basic goodness’ it indicates some fundamental possibility. Life is possible. Situations are possible. And anybody can start to gain some kind of insight and appreciation of their lives. That’s what we call ‘sacred’. It doesn’t mean something dramatic, but something very simple. There’s a sacredness… to everyone’s life. In order to relate to it, you have to build confidence. Because of this need to build confidence, we speak of ‘warriorship’. There’s a tremendous amount of fear in people’s lives. I think it’s based on not wanting to reveal oneself. You’re always protecting yourself. So the journey of meditation and the journey of Shambhala is: ‘One has to be fearless. One has to be brave. One must break out of the world which is comfort-oriented.’."