Monday, December 9, 2013

Contemplative Monday

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


" Our habitual patterns are, of course, well-established, seductive, and comforting.

Just wishing for them to be ventilated is not enough.

Mindfulness and awareness are key.

Do we see the stories that we're telling ourselves and question their validity?

When we are distracted by a strong emotion, 
do we remember that it is part of our path?

Can we feel the emotion and breathe it into our hearts 
for ourselves and everyone else?

If we can remember to experiment like this even occasionally, 
we are training as a warrior.

And when we can't practice when distracted but know that we can't, 
we are still training well. 

Never underestimate the power of compassionately recognizing what's going on."

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