Monday, March 26, 2012

Contemplative Monday



EFFORT WITH A LIGHT TOUCH


"This point is essential:


mindfulness tethers the mind to the present.


Initially this takes effort,


but this effort is applied  with a very light touch.


It's like brushing your teeth:


you brush, you get distracted,


and you just naturally come back.


No big deal. By gently returning to the present,


our mind calms down, and everything seems workable."

Taken from: Heart Advice--Weekly Quotes from Pema Chodron



23 comments:

  1. Did you stalk this person all the way back to their apartment Jim?

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  2. LOL... just laughing at Chris's comment.

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  3. I can see the beautiful weather you're having!

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    1. Debra, that was the 30C day we had last week. All the benches in this park were taken with people cooling off!!

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  4. Ah... to rest before you go on, Oddly familiar.

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    1. It was so uncharacteristically warm (and a dry warm too....we are used to humid warm in the summer) everyone was resting!

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  5. Ha ha ha...I was going to write something philosophical...and got distracted by Chris's comment. Now I'm in humour mode! I do like the photo series!

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  6. I just wanted to lick her...I just know she had treats in her pocket!

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    1. I am glad that was YOU talking Sophie!!! lol

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  7. Wonderful wisdom paired with those very moving pics.

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  8. It is wonderful how a moment watching another can lead you on a journey to deep inner wisdom...love it!

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  9. I love this reminder - gently, gently. Thank you, Jim!

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    1. You are more than welcome Karen! Thanks Pema!

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