Monday, November 5, 2012

Contemplative Monday


The following quote is from: 'Heart Advice, Weekly Quotes From Pema Chodron.

UNDERMINING ANGER


"Once we recognize the unnecessary pain our anger causes,


we are already on the way to undermining its power and its ability
to shatter years of good will.


We all have parts of ourselves that seem unworkable and cause us grief.


If we are habitually angry, then exploring this can become
a major part of awakening bodhichitta.


Each of us has the ability to free ourselves from the tyranny of the kleshas.


No matter what we've done, none of us are doomed."








20 comments:

  1. Anger gets us no where and therefore has no place in my life.
    I've come to expect a certain amount of stupidity from people and as a result find situations that used to anger me quite funny.

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  2. That's one way of looking at it Stew......finding the humour and going from there. Good point and very wise sir on a bright and sunny Monday morning!

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  3. Magnificent photography and wonderful post ~ 'anger' ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^
    ps ~ Your header is fantastic! Wow!

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    1. Thanks Carol! Anger is a 'tough one' to get our heads around if we are to learn to live peacefully and in the moment.

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  4. I love the red leaves of the Virginia creeper!

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    1. This is when this plant/vine shines!!

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  5. Hello Jim,
    Pretty images. A good lesson, my anger has always been very calm and internal, happily rarer with age!
    Ivan

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    1. Good point Ivan. I too have noticed a decline in anger as I advance forward! I guess we all resolve things/issues as we get older.....thankfully.

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  6. I agree with Ivan above. I'm not angry much any longer (we'll see what happens tomorrow, I may have a fit of rage if the people in these United/Divided States don't re-elect our Pres.). Your photos of the leaves are gorgeous and your header is wonderful too.

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    1. LOL! You know what Inger? Thanks for the suggestion....I too will be using Pema's advice if the people of the US elect somebody else!
      Thanks for dropping by.

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  7. How wonderfully insightful, and this post couldnt have come at a better time Jim!
    Hope all is well.

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    1. On the same note, I find I get mad over the DUMBEST things but those things seemingly mean the most to me. Later after i've had it out and come down off the ceiling... it usually seems pointless. Haha as everyone knows for me "OVERdramatic is an UNDERstatment!"

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    2. Hey Mick! I am happy this came in handy for you. Amazing eh how something so simple can work if it is given the time.

      SO good to 'see' you, now get back to work on Pontipee Hall!

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  8. So, I'm NOT doomed?!?
    I know what's missing in my life,
    but I just can't bring myself to it.
    (In case you're wondering: forgiveness. You'll know why...)
    Oh well!!
    Nice thought!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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    1. You will and you will know when that time arrives.

      Nice, eh, not being doomed!!! Whew!

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  9. What gorgeous shots to go with these lovely words.

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  10. I had some hard-to-manage anger (building for years) directed at extended family members last week. Without expressing it to them, I somehow finally found my own peace. This post is so right!

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    1. That must have been difficult Mitch, considering what was at stake. Sometimes I think anger can be an appropriate way to express oneself and sometimes not. Distinguishing between the two times is the trick! We are only human.

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  11. Wonderful reds (which happen to be my favorite color). I'm rarely pushed toward anger anymore. Life is too short.

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