Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Loving-kindness -

I am re-reading Pema Chodrun's teeny-tiny book, Awakening Loving-Kindness.


She says: 


    "The ground of loving-kindness is this sense of satisfaction with who we are and what we have. The path is a sense of wonder, becoming a two-or three year old child again, wanting to know all the unknowable things, beginning to question everything.  We know we're never really going to find the answers, because these kinds of questions come from having a hunger and a passion for life - they have nothing to do with resolving anything or tying it all up in a neat little package. This kind of questioning is the journey itself. The fruition lies in beginning to realize our kinship with all humanity.  We realize that we have a share in whatever everyone else has and is.  Our journey of making friends with ourselves is not a selfish thing. We're not trying to get all the goodies for ourselves.  It's a process of developing loving-kindness and a true understanding for other people as well."


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