Monday, December 2, 2013

Contemplative Monday

This is one of my favourite 'lessons'.

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


"Take the whole teatime just to drink your tea.

I started doing this in airports.

Instead of reading, I sit there and look at everything,
and appreciate it.

Even if you don't feel appreciation, just look.

Feel what you feel; take an interest and be curious.

Write less; don't try to capture it all on paper.

Sometimes writing, instead of being a fresh take,

is like trying to catch something and nail it down.

This capturing blinds us, and there's no fresh outlook, 

no wide-open eyes, no curiosity.

When we are not trying to capture anything 
we become like a child of illusion."

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