“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional” is one of my favorite quotes. Physical or emotional pain – you can choose how you deal with that pain. To suffer or not to suffer that is the question 🙂 I see it on daily basis, family of athletes, my husband and my oldest daughter are in a… Continue Reading
Life is glorious, but life is also wretched. It is both. Appreciating the gloriousness inspires us, encourages us, cheers us up, gives us a bigger perspective, energizes us. We feel connected. But if that’s all that’s happening, we get arrogant and start to look down on others, and there is a sense of making ourselves… Continue Reading
“We’re in a free fall into future. We don’t know where we’re going. Things are changing so fast. And always when you’re going through a long tunnel, anxiety comes along. But all you have to do to transform your hell into a paradise is to turn your fall into a voluntary act. It’s a very interesting… Continue Reading
RT @ByronKatie A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering.
This is a part of an interview Oprah had with Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk, who’s teachings in my opinion are of the same essence as teachings of Eckhart Tolle. This is quite a large article and I wanted to post portions of it that especially resonate with me at this time. Here is a link to the… Continue Reading
I must apologize for not posting for a while. My priorities must change daily as I have such a limited time for reading/writing. Few weeks ago I read about The Work by Byron Katie. First I got the book “A thousand names for joy : living in harmony with the way things are” by Byron Katie with… Continue Reading
Suffering the consequences of unconsciousness is the fire that ultimately burns up the false ego, but that’s the long, slow, painful way. The short cut is any spiritual teaching that cuts through the long way, the painful way of waking up. Eckhart Tolle Who could have summed it up better than that. Unfortunately, most humans choose… Continue Reading