Monday, September 1, 2014

Contemplative Monday

The following quote has been taken from 'Heart Advice, Weekly Quotes from Pema Chodron'.


"We're encouraged to meditate every day, even for a short time,
in order to cultivate steadfastness with ourselves.

We sit under all kinds of circumstances----whether we are feeling healthy or sick,
whether we're in a good mood or depressed, whether we feel our meditation
is going well or is completely falling apart.

As we continue to sit we see that mediation isn't about getting it right
or attaining some ideal state.

It's about being able to stay present with ourselves.

It becomes increasingly clear that we won't be free of our destructive patterns

unless we develop a compassionate understanding of what they are."

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