Monday, June 7, 2010

Contemplative Monday







The quote I have today is by Pema Chodron. She is an American Buddhist nun, director and resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. It is from her book: When Things Fall Apart.


"When things fall apart and we're on the verge of we know not what, the test of each of us is to stay on that brink and not concretize. The spiritual journey is not about heaven and finally getting to a place that's really swell."













6 comments:

  1. Great quote!

    That flower is awesome, even the bug!

    Have a wonderful Monday!

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  2. Thanks Sharon,
    The flowers are from Rhododenron shrubs.

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  3. LOVE THE PHOTO...
    wonder what the nun would have said if she had been through my shitty day yesterday?

    okok she would have said something equally profound.....I am so shallow!

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  4. Actually John, she would have said WTF!!! Really, she has quite the sense of humour and is very realistic and 'down to earth'.

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  5. Those pics are captivating. Just gorgeous.
    Love the quote.

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  6. Hey...I sniffed those blossoms this morning...aah such delicate beauty!

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