Monday, April 16, 2012

Contemplative Monday

THREE INNATE QUALITIES


"In meditation and in our daily lives


there are three qualities


that we can nurture, cultivate and bring out.


We already possess these,


but they can be ripened:


precision, gentleness, and the ability to let go."

The above quote was taken from: Heart Advice: Weekly Quotes From Pema Chodron



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11 comments:

  1. Those three things make me think.

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    1. Some people are good at certain ones I guess. I find the last one I need to work on.

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  2. I need to work on the "letting go" part.

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    1. I think that is the tough one. Too bad it just doesn't happen automatically when we are done with something.

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  3. For me, letting go is easier the older I get. Gentleness in meditation is very wise. It had not occurred to me and I am not sure I understand what it means. I know I don't understand precision. Your photos are incredibly beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Inger.

      I believe 'gentleness in meditation' is when one gently let's go of the thoughts that enter the mind during meditation....instead of becoming frustrated and exasperated on being distracted.

      Also, and I am 'guessing', 'precision' I believe is referring to when we speak and say things, we are being concise, precise and clear about what we are saying....not 'bringing in' extraneous details/gossip.

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  4. Hi Jim,

    Lovely photos as always :)

    Mum says I need to work on the 'ability to let go' - I think she's referring to her socks!! Tee Hee

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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    1. Snoopy, you listen to your Mommy! She KNOWS things!

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  5. First two, no problem. Let go? Problem!

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  6. I think most of us having trouble letting go. That's the more difficult one to master.

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  7. Wonderful shots to go with these words! Letting go - so difficult to do at times.

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