Monday, March 24, 2014

Contemplative Monday

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


"With the commitment to not cause harm, we move away from reacting in ways 
that cause us to suffer, but we haven't yet arrived at a place that feels
entirely relaxed and free.

We first have to go through a growing-up process, a getting-used-to process.

That process, that transition, is one of becoming comfortable with exactly 
what we're feeling as we feel it.

The key practice to support us in this is mindfulness----being fully present right here,
right now.

Meditation is one form of mindfulness, but mindfulness is called many names:

attentiveness, nowness, and presence are just a few.

Essentially, mindfulness means wakefulness----fully present wakefulness.

Chogyam Trungpa called it paying attention to all the details of your life."

** Chogyam Trungpa was the man who brought Buddhism to Halifax from Colorado.

More about him here: Chogyam Trungpa (click his name)

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