When Things Fall Apart

Old 02-05-2014, 11:57 AM
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Wink When Things Fall Apart

“Most of us do not take these situations as teachings.
We automatically hate them.
We run like crazy.
We use all kinds of ways to escape-all addictions stem from this moment
when we meet our edge and we just can't stand it.
We feel we have to soften it, pad it with something, and we become addicted to whatever it is that seems to ease the pain.
In fact, the rampant materialism that we see in the world stems from this moment. There are so many ways that have been dreamt up to entertain us away from the moment, soften its hard edge, deaden it so we don't have to feel the full impact of the pain that arises when we can cannot manipulate the situation to make us come out looking fine……”

Pema Chodron - When Things Fall Apart –
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:26 PM
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Great post Aiko. I agree.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:42 PM
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What a great quote, Thank you for sharing it with us. I have not heard of Pema Chodron and just spent a few minutes looking through some of the wonderful quotes,
I liked this,
“We can spend our whole lives escaping from the monsters of our minds.
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Thank you for sharing that.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:37 PM
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Glad u liked it!
A budist game me the book for a common friend that has cancer!
I had to look for the english version for you!
Is the best description of pain demolition I have ever read!
And from a budist!!!

I new you would apreciate it!
Enjoy the book! :-)
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