Friday, March 23, 2012

Patience . . .

A friend shared this photo of a water lily with me recently and that they are a symbol of patience. Life is always in transition, it is always shaky, always uncertain. To quote from Pema Chodron - "to stay with that shakiness - to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelesness and wanting to get revenge - that is the path of true awakening. Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic . . . this is the path of the warrior." May you all be peaceful and patient warriors and ask yourself "when things get edgy, am I going to practice peace, or am I going to war?" May you choose peace and patience, my friends.

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