Monday, September 2, 2013

Contemplative Monday


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

WISDOM IS INHERENT IN EMOTIONS


"One night years ago, I came across my boyfriend passionately embracing another woman.


We were in the house of a friend who had a priceless collection of pottery.


I was furious and looking for something to throw.


Everything I picked up I had to put back down 
because it was worth at least ten thousand dollars.


I was completely enraged and couldn't find an outlet!


There were no exits from experiencing my own energy.


The absurdity of the situation totally cut through my rage.


I went outside and looked at the sky and laughed until I cried.


In vajrayana Buddhism it is said that wisdom is inherent in emotions.


When we struggle against our energy we reject the source of our wisdom.


Anger without the fixation is none other than clear-seeing wisdom.


Pride without fixation is experienced as equanimity.


The energy of passion when it's free of grasping is wisdom that sees all the angles."





32 comments:

  1. Very true. But I suppose it's a good thing she was surrounded by cheap pottery at the time!

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    1. I know what you mean Mitch! Can you just see all that pottery going in every direction!!

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  2. Sorting through some emotions this morning as my dogs will not leave me alone! Lol. Thanks for the lovely images and thoughts to ponder. xo

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    1. So question is Nancy: Do you feel any wiser?
      Thanks for dropping by and don't ponder too much!! lol

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  3. great quote. Very true...very simple...not so very easy to incorporate into every day life. However, the rewards for being able to are infinite.

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    1. You are correct 'asos'......it takes practice and then more practice. And then, you may reap the benefits of not becoming fixated and going nuts about something that is not worth going nuts over.

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  4. Words for thought! As someone who is always being told that I am too emotional this buoys me up! And your rose and bee! I can smell those gorgeous Nova Scotian roses! Ours seem scentless here! Such beautiful images. Have a great week, Jim! Happy photo shooting to you.

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    1. Good to hear Louise! Then this is why you are such a wise human being....you know how to gather that wisdom from the emotions and not get caught up in it.....most of the time.

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    1. Sure is! But funny thing Debra, it was so 'fixated' on that pollen!!! lol

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  6. Good food for thought this morning. And beautiful images to go with it. Have a great day, Jim!

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    1. Thanks Martha. I love these rugosa roses that thrive around here in Nova Scotia.

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  7. I'll have to think about these words for a while. Meanwhile, the photos are beautiful to look at.

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    1. Thanks Pat! At first I had to re-read a few times too. What I got was that it is good to be angry at times as long as one doesn't fixate on it and become out of control causing harm to self or others. Be angry when it is necessary but don't get stuck there and fuel that anger.

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  8. I love the photos too-and good thoughts to think about-Happy Monday Jim

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    1. Thanks Kathy! Happy Monday to you too.

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  9. Great bees and roses, Jim. About now I would not be able to contain myself. ;-)

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    1. This would be the perfect time to not get fixated because you know what you have to do. So why bother getting all crazy. You will be laughing soon.

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  10. too deep for me!! Give me a bone and hole to bury it in!

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    1. I will, as long as you don't get fixated over it!! lol

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    1. Hey thanks Linda! I love this rose!

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  12. There's always some lesson to be learned underneath that anger yes? Even if it is leaning how to laugh!! Wonderful Jim!

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    1. Jen, you are so right! Sometimes when I get angry lately I have noticed my 'recovery' from it is faster than before. So maybe there is hope for me after all!! lol

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  13. Great words, and I think to be angry is OK, sort it out, and move on, that bee sure knows how to concentrate on what so attracts, Beautiful photos. Greetings to all, Jean.

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    1. It sure is necessary Jean, as is happiness. Finding the balance is key.
      Oh yes, this bee was very fixated on the business at hand....in a 'good' way of course!!

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  14. We all need an outlet for our anger.

    Those flower shots are pure magic.

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    1. Thanks Fiona. Do you have these roses in Sweden?
      Can you just imagine if we didn't have an outlet?

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  15. I wouldn't have touch the pottery.
    A solid slap for each of them
    and I'd leave...
    See?
    No fixation!!
    Settle your score and move on.

    (Yeah, still got a long way to go before finding enlightenment)

    Lovely pictures!
    That bee sure is passionate!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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    1. Don't we all Bruno! I see you have your priorities in place!! lol
      I expect many lifetimes ahead for me before 'enlightenment' hits me smack in the face!!
      I think that bee was stoned....he was rolling all over that rose and totally oblivious to me.

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