Monday, March 4, 2013

Contemplative Monday


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

REJOICEMENT THERAPY


"Sentient beings are the cause of our enlightenment.


When they bother us, we learn patience;


when they're suffering, we learn loving-kindness and compassion.


No matter what reaction they evoke, we can relate to them in a way that relates to buddhahood.


Instead of buying into aversion, we become tolerant.


Instead of staying stuck in selfishness, we extend a hand to someone in distress.


Instead of letting jealousy sabotage us,


we train in rejoicement therapy."





9 comments:

  1. Great food for thought this morning, Jim. Have a wonderful day, and a great week ahead!

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  2. good morning, beautiful-as always-

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  3. What a beautiful way to start the week. Thank you, Jim.

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  4. Interesting term -- "rejoicement therapy" -- and it IS much better than jealousy.

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  5. Oh, what lovely silver shots! Love the idea of rejoicement therapy!

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  6. Beautiful thought for the week, the photographs are have a lovely energy to them, Thank you.
    Ivan

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  7. Very relaxing. Thank you.

    Love,
    Janie

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