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Don’t Blame The Lettuce …

LIVING SUCCESS 3D--lettuce-cami-rodriuez

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you

don’t blame the lettuce.

You look for reasons it is not

doing well.

It may need fertilizer, or more water, or

less sun.

You never blame the lettuce.

Yet if we have

problems with our friends or family, we blame the other

person.

But if we know how to take care of them, they will

grow well, like the lettuce.

Blaming has no positive

effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason

and argument.

That is my experience.

No blame, no

reasoning, no argument, just understanding.

If you,

understand, and you show that you understand, you can

love, and the situation will change”

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Artist: Cami Rodriguez

The Blame Game …

We habitually erect a barrier called blame that keeps us from communicating genuinely with others, and we fortify it with our concepts of who’s right and who’s wrong.

We do that with the people who are closest to us and we do it with political systems, with all kinds of things that we don’t like about our associates or our society.

It is a very common, ancient, well-perfected device for trying to feel better.

Blame others.

Blaming is a way to protect your heart, trying to protect what is soft and open and tender in yourself.

Rather than own that pain, we scramble to find some comfortable ground.

~ Pema Chödrön

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