Monday, January 31, 2011

Contemplative Monday

One of the most memorable, if not helpful, books I have read is by Pema Chodron.......'When Things Fall Apart'.

I read this book when life was presenting a few very difficult things to me all at once. It was a book recommended to me and I am now grateful that I took their advice. It is a book that I often go to for perspective and 'grounding'.

It is not a glossy, everything will be OK kind of book, but one that doesn't 'pull any punches' and presents real life to you.....and not on a silver platter.

“We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” ~ Pema Chodron from When Things Fall Apart

Photos of our Dwarf Crown of Thorns (which ALWAYS blooms).

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