Monday, November 9, 2015

Contemplative Monday

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


"Sometimes we're going to find ourselves completely caught up in a drama.
We're going to be just as angry as if someone had just walked into the room
and slapped us in the face.

Then it might occur to us: "Wait a minute---what's going on here?"
We look into it and are able to see that, out of nowhere,
we feel that we have lost something or been insulted.

Where this thought came from we don't know, but here we are,
hooked again by the eight worldly dharmas (click here).

Right then, we can feel that energy, do our best to let the thoughts dissolve,
and give ourselves a break.
Beyond all that fuss and bother is a big sky.
Right there in the middle of the tempest,
we can drop it and relax."


  1. Interesting post, Jim. I think everyone at some point or another has gotten caught up in drama. It can be quite exhausting.

    1. It sure is, Martha.
      Drama is best left behind if possible.

  2. It feels like dramas are in the past for me. I have recently wondered if the best thing with old age is that you get some extra time to figure things out and find peace.

    1. I agree, Inger. Getting older does have some advantages and becoming more peaceful is one of them......letting a lot of drama go.

  3. We were just talking about being sucked into dramas without even being aware. We try to pick up a tail wind and get blown right back out.

    1. I know! It happens so quickly that all I realize is that my head is spinning!!
      Yes Mitchell, picking up those 'tail winds' is the only exit!!

  4. This relaxes me just to read the words; or maybe it's just Yo Ma Ma playing "The Swan" in my mind. Have a good one! Gorgeous photos, btw!


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

Related Posts with Thumbnails