Monday, May 19, 2014

Contemplative Monday

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


"Wandering in the world of desire involves looking for alternatives, 
seeking something to comfort us----food, drink, people.

The word desire encompasses that addiction quality, the way we grab for something
because we want to find a way to make things okay.

That quality comes from never having grown up.

We still want to go home and be able to open the refrigerator and find it full
of our favorite goodies; 

when the going gets tough, we want to yell "Mom"!

But what we're doing as we progress along the path is leaving home and becoming homeless.

Not wandering in the world of desire is about relating directly with how things are.

Loneliness is not a problem. Loneliness is nothing to be solved.

The same thing is true for any other experience we might have."

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