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Expired Truth …


What expired truth do you still cling to?  Let it go and move into a new vista of infinite possibilities.

~ Judit e. Szabo

This Very Moment …


This very moment is the perfect teacher.

 ~ Pema Chodron

Self-Improvement? No Need!

We already have everything we need.

There is no need for self-improvement.

All these trips that we lay on ourselves—the heavy-duty fearing that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds—never touch our basic wealth.

They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun.

But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here.

This is who we really are.

We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake.

~ Pema Chödrön

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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