Monday, January 13, 2014

Contemplative Monday


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

A SENSE OF POVERTY


"Hope and fear come from feeling that we lack something; they come from a sense of poverty.


We can't simply relax with ourselves.


We hold on to hope, and hope robs us of the present moment.


We feel that someone else knows what's going on,
 but that there's something missing in us, 


and therefore something is lacking in our world."




14 comments:

  1. Great post Jim -- those photos look so cold though! Happy Monday!

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    1. I was as cold as it looks that day, Nancy.
      A great day and week for you too!

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  2. Good words of wisdom for this Monday morning, and wonderful photos to go along with them. Happy day to you, Jim!

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  3. love these shot s Jim, and what wisdom there is in this post. Something to really contemplate. Thanks!

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    1. Jeanne, good to see you. Yes, something to contemplate here and you are most welcome.

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  4. Thank you for such a good and helpful post.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Hi Janie. Glad you found it helpful.

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  5. Beautiful pictures! Not sure if I totally agree with the sentiments about hope robbing us - hope can be positive too.

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    1. I understand what you are saying Fiona. I had difficulty with this as well at first. I suspect what it is saying is that it can be detrimental to us to 'put all our eggs in one basket' type of thing and ignoring the obvious......staying in the present may be the better choice and dealing with it.

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  6. Hope is one thing you should not take from anyone, because sometimes that's all there is.

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    1. I agree it should not be taken away.....just addressed for what it is.....hope.

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