Monday, June 18, 2012

Contemplative Monday

Due to the past week I experienced with my family, the following quote/lesson is very applicable for me and maybe for you too. 

It never fails with this series of 'Monday' quotes that I can apply them to what is going on around me and how I am reacting to situations that arise.


"When someone blames us, how do we react?

When we've lost something, how do we react?

When we feel we've gained something, how do we react?

When we feel pleasure or pain, is it as simple as that ?

Do we just feel pleasure or pain?

Or is there a whole libretto that goes along with it?

When we become inquisitive about things,

look into them, see who we are and what we do,

with the curiosity of a young child,

what might seem like a problem becomes a source of wisdom.

Oddly enough, this curiosity begins to undercut what we call ego pain

or self-centeredness, and we see more clearly."

The above quote/lesson was written by Pema Chodron and was copied from her Heart Advice: Weekly Quotes From Pema Chodron.

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