Just wanted to say that it is good to be back here. I missed you all.
Also, the following 'lesson' helped me last week when I thought
I had something unique to me only. Thanks so much for your
words of encouragement.
The following quote is from: 'Heart Advice, Weekly Quotes From Pema Chodron'.
STEPPING-STONES TO AWAKENING
" There's no way to make a dreadful situation pretty.
But we can use the pain of it to recognize
our sameness with other people.
Shantidiva said that since all sentient beings suffer from strong,
conflicting emotions, and all sentient beings get
what they don't want and can't hold on to what they do want,
and all sentient beings have physical distress, why am I making
such a big deal about just me?
Since we are all in this together,
why am I making such a big deal about myself?
Whatever usually drags us down and causes us to withdraw
into ourselves is actually the stepping-stone
for awakening our compassion
and contacting the vast, unbiased mind of the warrior."