Monday, January 21, 2013

Contemplative Monday

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


"This is a work in progress, a process of uncovering our 
natural openness, uncovering our natural intelligence 
and warmth.

I have discovered, just as my teachers always told me,
that we already have what we need.

The wisdom, the strength, the confidence, the awakened
heart and mind are always accessible, here, now, always.

We are just uncovering them. We are rediscovering them.

We're not inventing them or importing them
 from somewhere else.

They're here.

That's why when we feel caught in darkness, 
suddenly the clouds can part.

Out of nowhere we cheer up or relax, 
or experience the vastness of our minds.

No one else gives this to you.

People will support you and help you with teachings
and practices,

as they supported and helped me,

but you yourself experience your unlimited potential."

These are Tibetan Prayer Flags, in winter, sending prayers of
compassion and goodwill all over the community.
I really like the symbolism in this as they are a reminder
to me to be as compassionate as I can be.

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