Monday, September 3, 2012

Contemplative Monday

The following quote was taken from: 'Heart Advice Weekly Quotes from Pema Chodron.'


"Sharing the heart is a simple practice that can be used at any time
and in every situation.

It enlarges our view and helps us remember our interconnection.

The essence of this practice is that when we encounter pain in our life

we breathe into our heart with the recognition that others also feel this.

It's a way of acknowledging when we are closing down and of training
to open up.

When we encounter pleasure or tenderness in our life ,
we cherish that and rejoice.

Then we make the wish that others could also experience
this delight or this relief.

In a nutshell, when life is pleasant, think of others.

When life is a burden, think of others.

If this is the only training we ever remember to do,

it will benefit us tremendously, and everyone else as well.

It's a way of bringing whatever we encounter onto the path of awakening bodhichitta."

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