Monday, July 1, 2013

Contemplative Monday

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

CONNECT WITH GROUNDLESSNESS


"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:

12 comments:

  1. Excellent words and great advice. Wouldn't it be nice if more people paid attention to them.

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    1. Oh would it ever. I wish I could remember this when my ground goes from under me!

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  2. Words of wisdom! The world would be a better place if we would all heed that advice. Happy Canada Day, Jim!

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    1. I trust you got a ton of photos over the weekend, Martha?

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  3. Being human, I suppose that's a place we all go, once in a while.

    Good Morning, Jim!

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    1. Oh yes it is, for sure, Sharon. We are but mere mortals!!

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    1. Thanks Pat. Your big day in the U.S. is fast approaching as well. Have a good 4th!!

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  5. So true - and yet so hard to achieve.

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    1. But with practice, we may just get there some day, Fiona.

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  6. The images are perfect for groundlessness!

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    1. Thanks Terry. Everything I had was so well grounded that I needed to search for these ones.

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