Monday, August 12, 2013

Contemplative Monday

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


"It's probably good to think the ground of renunciation

as being our good old selves, our basic decency and sense of humour.

In Buddhist teachings and in Shambhala teachings,

as well as in the teachings of many other contemplative or mystical traditions,

the basic view is that people are fundamentally good and healthy.

It's as if everyone who has ever been born has the same birthright,

which is enormous potential of warm heart and clear mind.

The ground of renunciation is realizing that we already have exactly what we need,

that what we have already is good.

Every moment in time has enormous energy in it,

and we could connect with that."

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