Monday, December 5, 2011

Contemplative Monday

"Finding the courage to go the places that scare us cannot happen without compassionate inquiry into the ego.

"The Buddha taught that flexibility and openness bring strength and that running from groundlessness weakens us and brings pain.

"But do we understand that  becoming familiar with the running away is the key?

"Openness doesn't come from resisting our fears but from getting to know them well."

The above quote is by Pema Chodron from her 'Weekly Heart' advice. 

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