Hilton Head Island, 2009
can arise from good as well as bad circumstances,
they should never deter or overpower you.
Be like the EARTH which supports all living creatures indiscriminately, without distinguishing good from bad.
The earth is simply
Your practice should be strengthened by the difficult situations you encounter, just as a bonfire in a strong wind is not blown out, but
-- Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (from the article "In Transition" in the Winter 1991 issue of Tricycle Magazine)
Beautiful...and beautiful blog header...ReplyDelete
Blog header- religious art. I'm not kidding.ReplyDelete
Now. As to that quote. I would love to be the sort of person who believes that in my heart. Unfortunately, I am the sort of person who thinks that difficult situations suck really badly. Perhaps my blaze does not burn strongly enough. Sigh.
i'm blazing over here, elizabeth. although i'm shining nowhere nearly as bright as your beautiful sophie.ReplyDelete
and the word verification is 'strife'. no lie.
tell Sophie that she makes me want to be a better person.ReplyDelete
I want to touch that light. I want to blaze.
Thanks, Elizabeth. This the sort of thing I need today. Sometimes life is overwhelming--or often it is, I might say.ReplyDelete
I love this, but it's still hard to practice, sometimes. (As if I need to tell you that.)ReplyDelete
Ms. Moon and Karen -- I hear you. I, myself, feel more like a pile of ashes most of the time than a blazing fire.ReplyDelete