Monday, November 11, 2013

Contemplative Monday

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


" We use our emotions. We use them.

In their essence, they are simply part of the goodness of being alive, 

but instead of letting them be, we take them and use them to regain our ground.

We use them to try to deny that in fact no one has ever known
 or will ever know what's happening.

We use them to try to make everything secure and predictable and real again,

to fool ourselves about what's really true.

We could just sit with the emotional energy and let it pass.

There's no particular need to spread blame and self-justification.

Instead, we throw kerosene on the emotion so it will feel more real." 


  1. Love the photos and I agree feelings get in the way, mostly because feelings most of the them are born of egos, Sentiments now those are real the beautiful photos you show

  2. Beautiful images, Jim, and good food for thought. Oh, those emotions...sometimes they spin out of control!

  3. What? Me get emotional? :)

    Lovely images of the sand and surf.

  4. Those were some very deep thoughts for Monday morning.

  5. I completely agree with Perma Chodron. We often are wallowing in emotions.

  6. What a thoughtful post and lovely shots!

  7. Our emotions make us human. Lovely shot.

  8. Everytime you upload photos of your beach it makes me miss my home and my beach! Once you have beach life you will always want beach life!


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