Monday, June 16, 2014

Contemplative Monday


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

NONJUDGMENTAL OPENNESS


"Over time, as the thinking mind begins to settle (through the practice of meditation),


we'll start to see our patterns and habits far more clearly.


This can be a painful experience.


I can't overestimate the importance of accepting ourselves exactly as we are right now,


not as we wish we were or think we ought to be.


By cultivating nonjudgmental openness to ourselves and whatever arises, to our surprise


and delight we will find ourselves genuinely welcoming
 the never-pin-downable quality of life,


experiencing it as a friend, a teacher, and a support, and no longer as an enemy."




21 comments:

  1. Interesting , beautiful, encouraging words, I'm working on it....:) Thanks Jim

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  2. A great way to start the day, Jim; with good food for thought, and words of wisdom. Sometimes we're just too hard on ourselves.

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    1. That is for sure, Martha. time to pat ourselves on the back.

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  3. This is an amazing quote - non-judgmental openness is the way to go :-)

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    1. Thanks Fiona, glad you liked them.

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  5. These posts help me get my week off to a good start.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Me too Janie! Something to contemplate throughout the week.

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    1. Very encouraging aren't they Pat.

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  7. Wonderful quote, beautiful photos
    Smiles

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  8. This is something to really think about today. I found myself judging the other day and it scared me. Wishing you a beautiful day. My love to everyone.

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Hey, I really like your comments and appreciate the time you took to do so.

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