Wednesday, December 21, 2011

cat's life at my house



On the journey of the warrior-bodhisattva, the path goes down, not up, as if the mountain pointed toward the earth instead of the sky. Instead of transcending the suffering of all creatures, we move toward turbulence and doubt however we can. We explore the reality and unpredictability of insecurity and pain, and we try not to push it away. If it takes years, if it takes lifetimes, we let it be as it is. At our own pace, without speed or aggression, we move down and down and down. With us move millions of others, companions in awakening from fear.

Pema Chodron

And sometimes...we sleep.

2 comments:

Mary'sCorner said...

I find this quote particularly powerful. Thank you.

Kathryn Grace said...

Awakening from fear, a mantra for the new year, don't you think?