Monday, February 11, 2013

Contemplative Monday

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


Branches of the Corkscrew Witch Hazel tree in the garden

"Rather than living a life of resistance, and trying to disprove 
our basic situation of impermanence, and change,

we could contact the fundamental ambiguity and welcome it.

We don't like to think of ourselves as fixed and unchanging,

but emotionally we're very invested in it. 

We simply don't want the frightening, uneasy discomfort of feeling groundless.

But we don't have to close down when we feel groundlessness in any form.

Instead, we can turn toward it and say, 'This is what freedom from fixed mind feels like.

This is what freedom from closed heartedness feels like.

This is what unbiased, unfettered goodness feels like.

Maybe I'll get curious and see if I can go beyond my resistance 

and experience the goodness.' "

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