Monday, August 26, 2013

Contemplative Monday


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

THIS IS NOT A FAILURE


" You can cruise through life not letting anything touch you,


but if you really want to live fully,


if you want to enter into life,


enter into genuine relationships with other people, with animals, with the world situation,


you're definitely going to have the experience of feeling provoked, 
of getting hooked, of shenpa.


You're not just going to feel bliss.


The message is that when those feeling emerge,


this is not a failure.


this is the chance to cultivate maitri,


unconditional friendliness toward your perfect and imperfect self."




14 comments:

  1. I get this one, Jim. Thanks. Have a really great day.

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    1. I am glad you got this one, Sharon! Here's to a good day for you too!

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  2. So true - we only fail if we don't learn from it...

    Lovely shots too.

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    1. Then I have learned a lot then!! lol
      Thanks for stopping by Fiona.

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  3. Living life to the fullest means allowing yourself to experience all that it has to offer...the good, the bad and the ugly. It can't all be smooth sailing, but it can be a life fully lived!

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    1. I couldn't agree more Martha. Life is full of a bit of everything....whether good or bad. That's just what life is about.

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  4. Wonderful advice. It's very true every rose has its thorns, but the beauty of the rose is what matters over all!

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    1. You know what Mick? My favourite rose bush is the one that has more thorns than most others. And they have the best scent.

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  5. Such a risk to take -- great post Jim. xo

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    1. True Nancy. But if we all didn't take a risk, we'd be 'in the house' all day.

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  6. Loved this, Jim! I can watch little shorebirds running up and down a beach endlessly. And, of course, if you go through life not letting anything touch you, you are not alive! Have a good week!

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  7. Hi Y'all!

    To love life you have to live life. To live life you have to feel life. Cherish the moment.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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