Monday, April 23, 2012

Contemplative Monday



WHO WE ARE


" Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away


and become something better.


It's about befriending who we are already.


The ground of practice  is you or me


or whoever we are right now, just as we are.


That's the ground, that's what we study,


that's what we come to know


with tremendous curiosity and interest."


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



20 comments:

  1. Ah, Buddha looks so peaceful sitting there. My guess is that he didn't have children.
    m.

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    1. Oh there is still time for you Mark.......kids or no kids.
      Who knows? Like he may have children scattered everywhere....like the 'claims' about another religious leader.

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  2. Interesting post and I like the subject of your photos.

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    1. It is. And thanks Sharon, the light was just right.

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  3. Reading your Monday posts is a great way to start the week right. Thank you, Jim.

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    1. I find that as well Inger. I just found out Pema is offering a weekend workshop....hm-m-m.

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    1. I guess that's good! lol The key to meditating is to slow down the thinking.

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    1. Not officially Nancy. There is an international Buddhist community based here in Halifax that moved from Colorado about 25 years ago. I have taken a few classes/courses there and find their philosophy suits me to a tee. Now that I am retired and have time on my hands, you just never know.

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  6. I tried meditation, however, the quietness inside my head was far too disquieting for me! lol!

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    1. John, people try for years to reach that state! lol Better watch it, you may acquire a 'following'!!

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    1. Thanks Fiona. I try to 'match Pema's content with appropriate photos.

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  8. Hmmmm -befriending who we are already - well, I'm a Mischief Maker - of that I'm sure!

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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    1. That's right Snoopy! Now if we humans could see things like you dogs do!

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  9. I don't know loads about Buddhism but it does seem totally aligned to with the way you look at stuff. This post was great - it really made me think.

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    1. I don't either, Annie. Yes it makes you think about simple and normal human things we all do.

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