Wednesday, August 8, 2012

our natural openess ~

We can contact our inner strength, our natural openness, for short periods before getting swept away. And this is excellent, heroic, a huge step in interrupting and weakening our ancient habits. If we keep a sense of humor and stay with it for the long haul, the ability to be present just naturally evolves. Gradually we lose our appetite for biting the hook. We lose our appetite for aggression. 

Pema Chodron, Taking the Leap

1 comment:

mark said...

my inner strength

The fence defines a boundary of what is unknown beyond
as it does not completely cross the openness
I want to to climb and see what is there, at the top

Now I am here