Monday, May 13, 2013

Contemplative Monday


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

REAFFIRM YOUR INTENTION


"Fortunately, when we break the commitment to take care of one another, it's easy to mend.


We start by acknowledging that we broke it, that we hardened our heart and closed our mind,


that we shut someone out. And then we can retake our vow.


On the spot-----or as a daily practice-----we can reaffirm our intention to keep the door open


to all sentient beings for the rest of our life. That's the training of the spiritual warrior,


the training of cultivating courage and empathy, the training of cultivating love.


It would be impossible to count the number of beings


in the world who are hurting, 


but still we aspire to not give up on any of them


and to do whatever we can to alleviate their pain."






19 comments:

  1. You are reaching for the sky here, aren't you? You are a kind soul, Jim.

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    1. I love watching these jets way up there heading to and from the US and Europe.

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  2. These words take flight in my heart - I often fall short.

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    1. Don't we all, Barb. But we usually 'open that door' again and try our best.

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    1. Pema does know how to get the point across, doesn't she Janie.

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  4. Lovely words of wisdom to start the week with. We make mistakes, but that's how we grow.

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    1. True enough....were are all human aren't we and learn from our 'mistakes'.

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  5. Oops...I meant words!
    I've been doing that a lot lately.

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    1. Pat, welcome to the human race!! lol

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  6. Lovely shots. Life lived with open doors is often a more rewarding one.

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    1. All that 'fresh air' feels so good!!

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  7. Wonderfully inspiring -- a worthy daily meditation.

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  8. I like these images. The sky's the limit!

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    1. Something so awe-inspiring about these planes way up there! Thanks Terry.

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  9. Best CM post yet! I think there are far more sentient inhabitants of this Earth than most people realize! I like that! Reaffirm our intentions! Lots of times I have the best intentions ~ so I get the need to reaffirm! Have a good one!

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    1. Hi Louise! Funny how we can appreciate some more than others. I guess we have to give ourselves a break every now and again and realize that it's OK and the sky will not fall and we can 'get back on track' and help our fellow sentient beings.

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