Any moment that does not require courage is a moment we are not truly living. To face the present moment directly, fearlessly, in all its fullness just as it is: that is incarnation.

Of course, in one sense incarnation is inevitable and unavoidable. Embodiment is our reality, whether or not we accept that fact. We can only seek to reject this reality through the insistence of delusion, through a persistent commitment to ignorance. Yet in another sense, realizing incarnation is an intentional act, an act of the will. We face this basic, foundational reality as it is. And in doing so we reveal our essential nature.