Sunday, October 9, 2016

Via Ram Dass / October 9, 2016:


Getting straight not only applies to people but to things as well, such as favorite music, disliked foods, special treats, avoided places, all your toys, etc. Everything must be rerun through your compassion machine.

Via Daily Dharma / October 9, 2016: On Wishful Thinking

It isn’t the loved ones and gain, per se, that need to be renounced; it’s the unrealistic hopes we place in these things. Wishful thinking can easily become more compelling than the longing of the bodhi heart.

—Pema Chödrön, "Cutting Ties: The Fruits of Solitude"