Monday, July 1, 2013

Contemplative Monday

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


"None of us wants to be miserable; we all want to be happy.

But we can't achieve this aim if we stay stuck in biased, narrow-minded thinking.

No matter how much we long for joy, it will elude us if we continue buying into 

concepts of right and wrong, good and bad, acceptance and rejection. 

What ultimately frees us from these constricting patterns is to stop reifying* our experience,

and to connect with the ineffable, groundless nature of all phenomenon."

* 'Reifying': refers to making something real that isn't real.

Here is a link to a few of Pema's teachings and her brief bio for any of you 
that want to know a little more about this woman:
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