Monday, March 10, 2014

Contemplative Monday


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

LIVING WITHOUT AN AGENDA


"Could our minds and our hearts be big enough just to hang out in that space


where we're not entirely certain about who's right and who's wrong?


Could we have no agenda when we walk into a room with another person,


not know what to say, not make that person wrong or right?


Could we see, hear, feel other people as they really are?


It is powerful to practice this way, because we'll find ourselves continually rushing


around to try to feel secure again----to make ourselves or them either right or wrong.


But true communication can happen only in that open space."






16 comments:

  1. As I grow older, I find it's less important for me to be right and for someone else to be wrong -- unless it has to do with grammar, and even then I don't want people to feel bad for being wrong. I want to share my knowledge.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Sounds like a good approach to me Janie. And thanks for the warning....I will be sure to edit my post more thoroughly from now on!! lol

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  2. I, too, do not pay huge attention to others as they do what they do, but spelling errors will stick out a mile, anywhere Take care, both of you, enjoy some spring like days. Cheers, Jean. p.s. All OK here so far today,

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    1. The very wise Jean from from New Zealand........a good message here, other people's business is no business of ours.
      Still chilly here but know that spring is very near.....lots of light now from 6AM to 7PM.
      Good to here that Hugh is comfortable. Take care.

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  3. Unfortunately, my mind is always working overtime -- mulling over what others say and do. Instead of just savoring the moment. Can I change that? Not sure. :) Happy Monday Jim!

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    1. Happy Monday to you too Nancy!
      You know, I think just being aware of it is a good first step and going from there.

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  4. I'm not going to hardly say nothing. Seems if someone errs it isn't not 'cuz they don't not know what they is doing, it's 'cuz they only wants to get thier message out.

    I do not try to criticize, form opinions about, or even care that much what they say. I care about what they are saying. Sometimes, however, someone can get on my nerves. I need to work on that. Have a great day, Jim.

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    1. LOL! You're a riot, Sharon!!
      We all need a little work I'd say.

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  5. Oh, Jim, I don't need a guru as long as I've got you!

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    1. Yikes! Mitchell, that is a lot of pressure!
      Just a suggestion.....go 'get' Pema.....she knows what she's talking about. lol

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  6. I could not relate to this. Maybe it means I've finally grown up!

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  7. Inger, then I will be waiting for that day to come to me. I have a ways to go.

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  8. I thought it was going to be about living without a schedule, Jim. LOL! Which I can never follow! Pema sounds like a polite Canadian! I've been wrong too many times to give others grief over being wrong ~ unless it's the siblings of course. Lovely ideal; but often hard to live! Have a good one!

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    1. Something for us all to strive for Louise. Think of all those times you've been right!!

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