Monday, February 6, 2012

Contemplative Monday


REUNITING WITH OUR OPENNESS


"Don't worry about achieving.


Don't worry about perfection.


Just be there each moment as best you can.


When you realize you wondered off again, simply very lightly acknowledge that. 


This light touch is the golden key to reuniting with our openness."


Above quote taken from  Pema Chodron's Weekly Heart Advice.



27 comments:

  1. what a magnificent tree and words to live by

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    1. I looked up and saw the hazy sun between this tree's branches....and I clicked away!

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    1. Yes Debra, let's get this week started!

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  3. Wonderful words and images as always!

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    1. I couldn't resist the words by Pema or the tree!

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  5. Such wonderful words of wisdom - and oh boy ... those photos are mesmerizing!

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    1. Fiona, you would have had a good time taking shots of this tree!

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  6. On Mondays, your post sets the tone for a peaceful week ahead. Thank you, Jim.

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    1. You are most welcome, Inger. peace.

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  7. It's like you're in my head Jim, today's goal for myself is to be more mindful.

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    1. Not me Lael! It's Pema in your head. Have a great week.

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  8. Dear Jim,
    This is a compelling posting--with evocative photographs and words of wisdom from Pema Chodron, one of my favorite writers. Thank you.

    I know that when I try to live in the day. To "be" in the day. When I am mindful, then I live with gratitude. Thank you for reminding me of this through your photograph's and your choice of Pema's words.

    Peace.

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    1. She is one of my favourites too, Dee. Being mindful throughout the day can be so rewarding. All the best to you.

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  9. Great advice to start the week with. Just one day at a time...

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    1. Yes, one day, one hour, one minute, one second......

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  10. I really like this, Jim. It's too easy to worry and not be present. I will take this to heart.

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    1. They tell me this can be easy to do.....life always gets in the way.

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  11. That we should be gentle and patient with with ourselves is what I take away from this. Lifelong learning and discovery.

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    1. So true Jane. It never stops....the learning and discovery.

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