Feb. 17th, 2012

sabrinamari: (Pema)
Wholehearted attention

When the teachings tell us to “make friends with our emotions,” they mean to become more attentive and get to know them better. Being ignorant about emotions only makes matters worse; feeling guilty or ashamed of them does the same. Struggling against them is equally non-productive. The only way to dissolve their power is with our wholehearted, intelligent attention. Only then is it possible to stay steady, connect with the underlying energy, and discover their insubstantial nature. 

Pema Chodron

Thank you

Feb. 17th, 2012 09:56 am
sabrinamari: (The Star)
Dear gods, I feel so much more hopeful and positive than I have in weeks...like I've been heard, loved, and accepted.

It makes me a little weepy, in a good way.

I also feel...cleaner...like I'm not holding back so much painful stuff inside.

At this moment, I just want to cry with gratitude and thanks.
sabrinamari: (Sushi/Yummy)
As we prepare to make our weekend's journey later this eve, Michael is thinking about how to make sure his basic needs are met while we're gone. "I have the food requirements of a lemur," he announced thoughtfully. "I need to eat 3-6 times my own weight a day."

It's so true.

I'll need to translate these unusual needs into terms our friends can understand. It's a pretty uncommon set of needs.

Totally not mine. : )

EDIT: Michael would like it noted that that really, he didn't mean lemurs. They have a low metabolic rate. He probably meant, like, birds. He would also like me to warn him before I quote him on LJ. Good luck, honey.
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  "Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace."
 
  ~The Buddha 

So true. So much happier without them!

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