Monday, August 18, 2014

Contemplative Monday



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

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE UNHAPPY?


"Sit quietly for a few minutes and become mindful of your breath as it goes in and out.


Then contemplate what you do when you're unhappy or dissatisfied and want to feel better.
Even make a list if you want to.


Then ask yourself: Does it work? Has it ever worked? Does it soothe the pain?
Does it escalate the pain?


If you're really honest, you'll come up with some pretty interesting observations."






18 comments:

  1. excellent advice. I love your prayer flags, I have some also and they are so beautiful in the breeze...hopefully bringing in good and pushing away bad. Have a great Monday, feel better soon...ok, now.

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    1. Jo, I like the whole idea/symbolism behind these flags. And they serve as a reminder to me about being more compassionate in my dealing with other people.

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  2. Hope your " bug" is on the way out.

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    1. Thanks so much, Frances. It was a 36 hour 'bug'. I plowed through it and sweated it out of me!

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  3. I will have to try this the next time I'm having those feelings Jim.

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    1. Me too Keith. I usually like to be alone when I am unhappy to ponder and review what got me in this state. In time I feel better and vow I will be more attentive to the 'triggers'.

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  4. Very interesting questions to ask! : ) I hope your week is super happy!

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  5. Making a list would not help, believe me.

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    1. Forget the list.....think about what you do when unhappy......and this may help you get through it.

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  6. I'll have to try this out next time. Love those flags.

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    1. They are new ones and very bright right now, Fiona.
      Pema's thoughts/lessons can be very helpful to most.

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  7. Very interesting post, Jim. I'll have to pay attention next time I'm unhappy and see if what I do improves my mood. Although I'll bet that photography, being near water and gardening may actually be working :)

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    1. I think you are right, Martha! Get out that camera.....it may help in the process.

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  8. Jim, you always make me think on Mondays. Good one today.

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    1. That is good, right Terry? Monday is my only thinking day! lol

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