spirit, mind, matter

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." – Ursula K. Le Guin

Seeing Clearly

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I wanted to share this quote from Pema Chodron from Shambhala Publications.
I love how she reminds us that meditation isn’t about making thoughts go away, but rather about seeing clearly. That is where the true beauty lies. It leads to freedom, flexibility, wisdom, and love.

November 12, 2014

WHY MEDITATE?

Meditation is about seeing clearly the body that we have, the mind that we have, the domestic situation that we have, the job that we have, and the people who are in our lives. It’s about seeing how we react to all these things. It’s seeing our emotions and thoughts just as they are right now, in this very moment, in this very room, on this very seat. It’s about not trying to make them go away, not trying to become better than we are, but just seeing clearly with precision and gentleness…[We] work with cultivating gentleness, innate precision, and the ability to let go of small-mindedness, learning how to open to our thoughts and emotions, to all the people we meet in our world, how to open our minds and hearts.

From, The Wisdom of No Escape And the Path of Loving-Kindness by Pema Chödrön, page 14

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One thought on “Seeing Clearly

  1. I needed your post this morning – Thank you 🙂

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