Life Lessons

"Figuring out our gifts in life is part of our journey to becoming enlightened human beings.” – Allison DuBois

Thursday, November 15, 2012

 Song - Sounds of Autumn


"We could learn to stop when the sun goes down 
and when the sun comes up. 
We could learn to listen to the wind; 
we could learn to notice that it’s raining 
or snowing 
or hailing 
or calm. 
We could reconnect with the weather 
that is ourselves, 
and we could realize that it’s sad. 
The sadder it is, 
and the vaster it is, 
the more our heart opens. 
We can stop thinking 
that good practice is 
when it’s smooth and calm, 
and bad practice is 
when it’s rough and dark. 
If we can hold it all in our hearts, 
then we can make a proper cup of tea."

from "Wisdom of No Escape" by Pema Chodron

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