Monday, May 9, 2016

Via Daily Dharma / May 9, 2016: Practice Is Not Painless

We all get sick, lose people we love, and each of us will die. Our practice is not to try to get rid of this pain, which would be impossible. Rather, it is to avoid constricting around our pain, or blaming ourselves or others for it, or lashing out when we feel attacked.

—Donald Rothberg, "Present Moment, Urgent Moment"