Monday, February 7, 2011

Contemplative Monday

In her book, The Power of an Open Question, Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel begins by stating a question:

"How do we live a life we can't hold on to? How do we live with the fact that the moment we're born we move closer to death; when we fall in love we sign up for grief? How do we reconcile that gain always ends in loss; gathering, in separation?"

Her book is a search for the answers to these questions. And she says:

"I don't know if my question will ever find an answer. But I see it as a question to live by. I've always felt that if you have a genuine question you should explore it. All you have to do is continue to ask it and pay attention."

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