Monday, October 21, 2013

Contemplative Monday

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


" At some point, if you're fortunate, you'll hit a wall of truth 
and wonder what you've been doing with your life.

At that point you'll feel highly motivated to find out what frees you 
and helps you to be kinder and more loving,
less klesha (click) driven and confused.

At that point you'll actually want to be present ---- present as you go through a door
present as you take a step, present as you wash your hands

or wash a dish, present to being triggered, present to simmering, 
present to the ebb and flow of your emotions and thoughts.

Day in and day out, you'll find that you notice sooner
when you're hooked, and it will be easier to refrain.

If you continue to do this, a kind of shedding happens---

a shedding of old habits, a shedding of being run around
by pleasure and pain,

a shedding of being held hostage by worldly concerns."


  1. Too early for me this morning, Jim. It went right over my head like a flock of birds.
    Have a great day!

  2. I think this was written for me.
    Been staring at that wall for a while now...
    The shedding has not yet begun,
    but something's brewing, I can tell!!
    Stayed home today, stayed in bed a while...
    Got time to reflect.
    Thanks for sharing this.

    1. I thought it was written for me, Bruno!! lol
      I think if anyone stopped/paused and took the time to consider this, it would feel the same to them....made for them. I guess a 'human condition'.
      Glad it helped you along.

  3. Jim, your gorgeous photos are a perfect companion to the wonderful quote.
    Loved it.
    Thank you.

    And 'happy day' to you up there in NS.
    Love that place


    1. Oh thanks Margie. I 'found' this autumn ornamental grass along the Halifax waterfront last week and I loved it.
      A 'happy day' to you too!

  4. Wow - these pictures are so beautiful and poetic.

  5. I'm a little late reading this, but it's a great post! "...a shedding of being held hostage by worldly concerns." Love that! What a great thought. Shed all that crap, I say... LOL...

    Beautiful images to accompany all this, Jim. They give me a sense of 'peace'.


Hey, I really like your comments and appreciate the time you took to do so.

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