Monday, July 8, 2013

Contemplative Monday

Today's quote is taken from: 'Heart Advice, Weekly Quotes From Pema Chodron'.

REVIEW YOUR LIFE NOW


"At least once a year, I imagine that I am about to die.


Looking back as truthfully as I can at my entire life, 


I give full attention to the things I wish hadn't occurred.


Recognizing these mistakes honestly but without self-recrimination,


I try to rejoice in the innate wisdom that allows me to see so bravely,


and I feel compassion for how I so frequently messed up.


Then I can go forward. The future is wide open, and what I do with it is up to me."





16 comments:

  1. "Don't eat pizza after 7 pm". ;) Happy Monday Jim!

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    1. LOL! Nancy, I hope you have forgiven yourself for this!! Have a great week!

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  2. That's a great thing to do. Puts a fresh perspective on life, and allows you to start the future with a clean slate.

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    1. And learn to forgive ourselves in the process.

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  3. At least once a year... I am sure of it.

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    1. I am sure you do Sharon. Not good to beat oneself up all the time. Time to give ourselves a good pat on the back.

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    1. It was around 8:30 P.M. last week during a heat wave, Pat. And I caught the sun dipping down below the cloud level.

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  5. Another wow post, Jim! Each one of these Pema Chodron quotes speaks to me. I've been going through a major life review these past five or so weeks, so this post resonates! And your photos are awesome! As always, my friend! Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Gotta love Pema! One very wise human being. Happy that this post resonated with you Louise!

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  6. Happy Monday-good post-except I don't want to think about the end each day-too much I want to do yet. each day is new-I am thankful for each new day I have

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    1. You wouldn't want to be doing this daily Kathy! That wouldn't be a good thing to do at all. Once in a while, I'd say.

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  7. Helps to give you some new perspective, and also compassion for yourself! Great idea

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    1. It is, isn't it Jeanne. We can be so hard on ourselves at times.....time to give ourselves a break every now and then.

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  8. Very nice, heartfelt post...and lovely photos, Jim.

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