Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

And there is this -

I woke this morning and the word "impulse" popped into mind, impulse as a positive as in following what is brewing and inspiring.  Do and be what you want now.  And of course for every impulse, there is a pause, a "hmmm, what's needed now?"

I come now to these words of Pema Chodrun from her book Practicing Peace:


HOW TO WORK WITH PLEASURE AND PAIN

"In Tibetan Buddhism there’s a set of teachings for cultivating compassion called mind training, or lojong. One of the lojong teachings is, “Whichever of the two occurs, be patient.” This means if a painful situation occurs, be patient, and if a pleasant situation occurs, be patient. This is an interesting point. Usually, we jump all the time; whether it’s pain or pleasure, we want resolution. So if we’re happy and something is great, we could also be patient then, and not fill up the space, going a million miles an hour—impulse shopping, impulse talking, impulse acting out."


As with anything, balance on, and in, the middle way.  Keep both ends of your teeter-totter in the air, and play, play, play.  What a gift it is to be here.

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