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On Inconvenience

Posted in quotes, random with tags , , , , , , on March 28, 2011 by afuntanilla

“When you hear some teachings that ring true to you, and you feel some trust in practicing that way and some trust in it’s being a worthwhile way to live, then you’re in for a lot of inconvenience. From an everyday perspective, it seems good to do things that are kind of convenient; there’s no problem with that. It’s just that when you really start to take the warrior’s journey – which is to say, when you start to live your life fully instead of opting for death, when you begin to feel this passion for life and for growth, when discovery and exploration and curiosity become your path – then basically, if you follow your heart, you’re going to find that it’s often extremely inconvenient….comfort orientation murders the spirit.”

Pema Chodron – “The Wisdom of No Escape

Friday

Posted in quotes, random with tags , , on May 29, 2009 by afuntanilla

It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now… with its aches and it pleasures… is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive. -Pema Chodron