Monday, May 13, 2013

Contemplative Monday

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


"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."

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