Sunday, November 6, 2011



If you can sit quietly after difficult news; if  in financial downturns you remain perfectly calm; if you can see your neighbors travel to fantastic places without a twinge of jealousy; if you can happily eat whatever is put on your plate; if you can fall asleep after a day of running around without a drink or a pill; if you can always find contentment just where you are: you are probably a dog.

Jack Kornfield from A Lamp in the Darkness

15 comments:

  1. Love it! Envy is my Achilles' heel for sure.

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  2. Oh my god. I was feeling SO bad until I got to the last five words and I breathed a sigh of relief.
    I am NOT a dog. Sadly.

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  3. Oh my gosh, so true, so true.

    And I am so happy for the reminder that Jack Kornfield has a new book out.

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  4. LOL! I love this. Of course, we have cats.
    But I'm dog-sitting this week, so maybe I'll learn something.

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  5. Excuse me while I get up to give my huge pooch a hug...

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  6. You could not have expressed life in a better or more succinct way.....BTW, Adam's dog, Ollie, is a pint-sized version of the pictured one....

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  7. I NEED TO BE A DOG! And I LOVE this post so so so much! Made me laugh hysterically. Well, maybe chuckle hysterically. Can you chuckle hysterically?

    I don't know Jack Kornfield. Now I'm off to look him up on amazon.

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  8. Classic. Love Jack. Used to go hear him speak, he was wonderful.

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  9. There are times I wish I could be of a mind like a dog. Such forgiveness...such devotion...such rewards of a tender lick when all seems awful in a day. I guess that is why I surround myself with pets. At least they accept me for who I am to them.

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  10. I love that .... My dog is sleeping his life away

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